Lala Anthony Talks BMF & New Eddie Murphy Movie Role

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Lala Anthony despite having headlines of a divorce in recent months, is having a busy time in Hollywood with other business ventures on hand.

The actress and host, who was recently announced as the brand ambassador for PrettyLittleThing, has also been seen on the popular Starz’ BMF television show. The 50 Cent produced series aired its season finale eight episode this past weekend.


Back in March, Lala joined the cast of the hit show to play Markaisha Taylor, the wife of a flamboyant drug dealer who befriends Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory.

Shortly before the season one finale of BMF, the star spoke with iHeartRadio about joining the culture shifting series, sharing:

I’m playing someone who ends up having a relationship with Terry, played by Da’Vinchi, and really shows him a lot about the game and how to maneuver, and some really interesting things come out of this relationship that we start having. I think BMF is by far the best series on television right now. Raising Kanan was my favorite before BMF, and BMF is just just taking over in so many ways. It’s just an incredible story, there’s so many ups and downs, it’s unpredictable. The acting is amazing, shout out to Demetrius, to Da’Vinchi, and just the whole crew over there. They are absolutely crushing it. Russell Hornsby, I mean he’s incredible.

BMF marks the second time Lala worked alongside 50 Cent on a show — the first being Power where she played one of the most infamous best friends in the Power Universe, LaKeisha Grant. On working with 50 Cent, she shared:

“I had known 50 for like 17 years. And we’re producing a lot together. We have two projects we’re producing together, Cyntoia Brown’s story and, a project called Intercepted. We did Power. We work really well together. We’re close friends. And so when the opportunity came around for BMF, I just am fascinated with the BMF story and the impact they had on the culture, on the entertainment industry, on the drug game, and it was something I definitely wanted to be a part of.

Along with starring BMF, Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga and producing the Cyntoia Brown story; Lala has also been cast in a new Netflix comedy starring Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy, Lauren London and more.

She said of the upcoming Kenya Barris directed project:

“[I’m] so excited. Kenya Barris is directing it. It’s a Jonah Hill-Eddie Murphy movie. Lauren London’s in it, NiaLong is in it, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is in it, and just to be around such amazing actors and be a part of such a great movie, I’m just so excited about, and we’ve already started. Lauren and I, Nia and I, we’ve had some really fun times on set. It’s been really great. To just sit there and say, “Wow, I’m in a movie with Eddie Murphy.” I don’t care who you are, I don’t care how long you been in this game, it’s still mind-blowing and such an incredible honor to be able to do that.

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