Actress Malinda Williams covers this weeks Rolling Out. In her interview she talk about fitness, social media, new original movie and playing strong women!
I like Malinda looks in the cover shoot and I named her best dressed at the Soul Train Awards in Vegas recently. Check out what she had to say…to read the full article click here.
Tell us about “Marry Me for Christmas,” your new movie?
I am excited about the movie. It’s the first time I am a producer. I am the executive producer along with Swirl Films. We shot this movie in eight days and if you ever been on a movie set, that’s a huge undertaking. I worked with an amazing cast and crew. Our director, Roger Melvin; and the writer, Rhonda Freeman-Baraka, had a really great vision for the film.
Do you follow social media regarding critiques of you and your films?
It used to be you would read something about yourself in a magazine and that was it for a couple of sentences. Now with all the social media, you get comments, etc. … You have to take everything with a grain of salt. I am not concerned anymore [like I used to be]. I read them but I don’t absorb them.
Top five beauty products you use?
I actually have in my kitchen — above the dishes, plates, the cups and wine glasses — a section for all my hair products [laughs]. For my face, I always like to mix a moisturizer with essential oils. I love Bobbi Brown [products], but I will shop at Walmart in a heartbeat and pick up lipstick I think is fabulous. If it’s good, it’s good. The cheaper the better … [laughs].
How do you stay in shape?
Well, I am blessed with good genes and don’t have to work out all the time. I have a grandfather who is 103 years old and still is walking on his own. We have good genes and we “grilled” my grandfather on what he eats [to stay so healthy]. He eats lots of prunes and yams — at least a yam a day. You will still see me at a drive-thru at McDonald’s ordering a cheeseburger with some fries [laughs]
Photography by DeWayne Rogers