"Thank You For Having Us"

Malika Haqq and O.T. Genasis brought their son, Ace Flores, to the premiere of Minions: The Rise of Gru over the weekend. The family had a blast at the screening hosted by Universal.

“Thank you for having us @universalpictures,” Malika wrote online after the premiere. “The fam loved #riseofgru,” the Look at our Minions enjoying the carpet,” Haqq added. Malika’s sister, Khadijah Haqq McCray, chimed in with confirmation that the kids were definitely energetic during the event. “They were all over the place,” Khadijah exclaimed.


Minions: The Rise of Gru centers around Gru (Steve Carrell) who is the supervillain of all enemies. Every evil person has a start, though, and Gru begins when he is just 12 years old. Some kids start out on the right path and are led astray by circumstances. Gru, however, aims to be the villain from the start. Minions: The Rise of Gru ultimately tells the story of a boy determined to do wrong no matter what.

“I love this,” Steve Carrell recently said of his role in the film. “I love the fact that you start with iconic, and that you call it a film,” the actor told Screen Rant exclusively. “It always feels very serious and wonderful. It’s great.”

Carrell went on to sing the praises of the Minions franchise by saying, “I love these. My kids love them. I started these when they were really little, and now they’re not little at all, and they still love them. I think it just puts a lot of silliness and joy out there.”

The minions are subject and loyal to Gru regardless of the consequences. What would Steve Carrell do, however, if he had minions to serve him in real life?

“Empty the dishwasher,” the actor told Screen Rant. “When my wife and I wake up in the morning, whoever gets up first has to empty the dishwasher. And I always get up first, stupidly. So, I’m always emptying the dishwasher. And if I had minions, they could do that before I wake up.”

Minions: The Rise of Gru comes to theaters on July 1, 2022.

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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