"My Big Reason"

Lauren London portrays Amira Mohammed on Netflix’s You People. The film revolves around two individuals in love who must reckon with family differences as well as societal issues that threaten their union. London recently sat down with Drew Barrymore to talk about how her kids, Kameron and Kross, inspired her to go back to work.

“I’m very apprehensive with just working right now, just grieving still and just, you know, building a new life,” Lauren shared. “So, I’m very intentional on who I work with, and Kenya just created a really safe space. And so did Jonah [Hill],” the actress said.


Lauren London suffered unimaginable loss in 2019 when her longtime partner, Nipsey Hussle, was murdered outside his clothing store in South Los Angeles. The late rapper’s former acquaintance was convicted of murder last year.

“Every day is different,” Lauren said of her life since Nipsey’s death. “So, some days you don’t want to [get up],” she shared. “You just want to lay there,” London continued.

“My big reason is my children because they do deserve a really happy mom, and they deserve joy, and they deserve a house that has music playing and incense going and light coming in the windows,” Lauren shared of her inspiration to keep going in show business. “They deserve that,” the actress added.

“You know, when you lose someone, they’re on the other side wanting you to continue life, as well,” London further explained. “So, I just always think about what I know Nip would want me to do and what I know my children deserve. And what I deserve, too!”

Lauren London’s oldest son, Kameron, served as special inspiration for her decision to portray Amira in You People. The film – also starring Eddie Murphy, Nia Long, Jonah Hill, and Julie Louis-Dreyfus – is available for streaming on Netflix.

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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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