In Case You Missed It: Yara Shahidi & Charles Melton On GMA

Last week, BTS performed live from Central Park to kick off the GMA Summer Concert Series on “Good Morning America,” Wednesday, May 15, 2019. During the segment
MICHAEL STRAHAN, YARA SHAHIDI, CHARLES MELTON sat down to discuss their new film, The Sun Is Also A Star. I had the pleasure of interviewing these two actors a few weeks ago and they were so much fun to chat with! Check out more pics an their interview inside. If you look on my sidebar, you can see my video clip of interviewing them as well, have a great Thursday everyone!

“THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR” SYNOPSIS: “Can a poet and a pragmatist fall in love? What if they only have 24 hours to find out? Something like love at first sight has struck Daniel Bae, but he soon learns he has just one day to not only get Natasha Kingsley to fall for him, but to convince her that romantic love exists in the first place. One day. Because tomorrow she could be gone.

In “The Sun Is Also a Star,” opposites attract against the backdrop of one of the busiest and most vibrant cities in the world: New York. And in a city of more than eight million people, what are the odds that anyone will find the one…or that their paths will even cross?

“When I approach any project, I look for what makes it different, or special—why we need to tell the story now,” says director Ry Russo-Young. “With this story, I felt that urgency, that ticking clock. I also grew up in New York City, roamed those streets, and fell in love there, so it was personal to me. And to tell an immigrant love story that plays out in one of the most diverse cities in the world was perhaps the most exciting to me, creatively.”

The film pits the law of attraction against a U.S. deportation law that will, in just 24 hours, put the character of Natasha and her entire family on a plane to Jamaica, away from everything she knows and loves, everything she considers home.

States producer Leslie Morgenstein, “‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ has the timeless theme of first love, but is also very topical, weaving in the subject of immigration and deportation with what it’s like to be young in America. Ry brought her incredible passion to this story and was also excited to bring New York alive in a way that would be new for audiences.”


(Pics by Walt Disney Television/Paula Lobo)

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