EXCLUSIVE// Keenen Ivory Wayans Talks About New Sitcom “Growing Up Wayans” and MorePublished by Jared Michael Lowe on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm.
From the groundbreaking, “In Living Color” to the box office shattering Scary Movie franchise, actor and producer Keenen Ivory Wayans, has proved himself a legendary figure and a Hollywood heavyweight. Recently honored with the Entertainment Icon Award, at this year’s 15th Annual American Black Film Festival; Wayans is gearing up to unveil a new sitcom, “Growing Up Wayans”, starring his sister, Kim Wayans. CultureList caught up with Wayans in Miami to get the skinny on what’s happening:
CultureList: How did it feel to be honored by the American Black Film Festival?
KIW: It’s an honor for people to look at what you’ve done and acknowledge. I’m blessed, [and] it’s a good feeling.
CL: You’ve had a pretty extensive career in entertainment. What have been some of your “aha” moments that you’ve experienced while working in Hollywood?
KIW: First, your biggest “aha moments” are your failures. Those are the ones that redirect your focus and keeps you back on track. Having ups and downs keep you humble. Humility is very important, having humility you won’t have to be humble.
CL: We know you have some film projects in the works, but do you have anything coming up for small screen? Or maybe that will “reunite” you and your family?
KIW: We just produced a series for my sister, Kim, which we [will be] pushing for market. It’s basically about our family growing up and is called “Growing Up Wayans”. Look for it soon.
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