‘Tis the season for the family holiday Christmas cards. Whether it is the entire family or just the kids and the dog, innovative snapshots to capture the holiday spirit of 2017 are heading to mailboxes all around.
This year, actress, comedian, and ex-wife of Kevin Hart, Torrei Hart, sat down with thinkpynk.com to discuss holiday traditions, her haircare line, and upcoming 2018 projects. Check out a portion the interview below, but most of all take a peek at the Coming To America Christmas-themed holiday shoot.
What was the inspiration behind your holiday shoot? (photo’s look GREAT!!)
Well of course the holidays were the number one inspiration. I was talking to Anthoni Allen the creative director of the shoot and I told her I want to do a fabulous holiday shoot expressing where I am at this moment in life. She said let’s do a Coming to America theme. She said Torrei you are a queen and a goddess this is the perfect way to portray that and VOILA….. Coming to America Christmas was born!! (laughs)
You seem so comfortable in front of the camera, what can we expect next from you in terms of on camera work?
Thank you so much, I actually have two films out right now on VOD and redbox they are Almost Amazing and Alien reign of man.
How do you and your family typically spend the holidays?
Well it depends on the year. Each year my ex and I switch out the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. This Christmas holiday the kids are with my ex so I am spending the holidays in Miami. When I have the kids we usually stay up all night playing games wake up to a late breakfast enjoy each other’s company and catch an evening movie.
What are some of your holiday traditions?
To be honest I dont have any traditions. My only tradition is to not have a tradition. I like to do something new and different each year.
Why is it important for you to advocate black essence?
It is important to me because at times I didn’t feel like I was good enough. Now I own it. I embrace everything about being beautiful and black and I am so unapologetic about it. I am also raising a dark skin daughter in Hollywood and I definitely want her to know how beautiful she is and that she is enough no matter how much society keeps trying to portray the black woman in a negative light.
To read the interview in its entirety, click here. We think that the beauty mogul has definitely set a new bar!