INTERVIEW: Meagan Good's Sister Act
Written by BET on February 11, 2021
Meagan Good and her sister La’Myia Good are taking their actual life sibling bond to the small display screen within the new lifetime film, Loss of life Saved My Life. The film is a part of Lifetime’s Ripped from the Headlines programming.
Meagan stars as Jade, an formidable govt who’s married to Ed (Chiké Okonkwo), a surgeon who’s wildly insecure and abusive. Ed degrades Jade, bodily assaults her and makes an attempt to sabotage her profession. As he isolates her additional and additional away from her family and friends and places on the masks of the “excellent dad” for his or her younger daughter, Jade finally decides that the one solution to escape is to faux her personal loss of life. She enlists the assistance of her sister Leigh (La’Myia Good), a girl who has no boundaries in terms of defending her household.
The film, which premieres on Lifetime on February 13, is govt produced by Meagan Good. The Good sisters spoke to BET concerning the movie, the depths of their sisterhood and their plans for extra behind-the-camera work.
BET.com: How related are you and your character Jade?
Meagan: I believe one of many largest issues is the sister dynamic. She’s very a lot a fierce protector of me, however I am additionally very a lot a protector of her and in a completely completely different means. I might do something for her. That dynamic was in all probability the factor that I associated to probably the most and felt most pure. So far as Jade herself, I really feel Jade simply desires to be a cheerful particular person and add one thing good into the world, so, there have been undoubtedly issues that I associated to about her.
BET.com: This isn’t the primary time that you simply two have labored collectively. What’s it like working with household?
La’Myia: It’s undoubtedly a bonding factor. We had lots of scenes collectively, so we’re in the end drawing from locations which can be actual and we have been capable of have that communication. It is virtually like remedy, but in addition a playground for us as actors. There’s nothing higher than that bond that you simply share along with your sister the place you get to do the one factor that you simply love probably the most collectively. Truly two issues, as a result of we’re undoubtedly all about ladies empowerment. We consider that is our future and goal to guarantee that we’re advocates of different ladies, and we share tales, create tales and inform the narrative from our perspective as ladies of shade.
BET.com: Are there actual life examples of while you needed to have one another’s backs?
Meagan: Rising up, everybody knew that you simply don’t strive it with little sister. La’Myia undoubtedly had a status for being very sturdy and never somebody to mess with. We’re very a lot the identical particular person in lots of methods, however we additionally name ourselves yin and yang as a result of typically our approaches are completely different. I put on my coronary heart on my sleeve and hers is like very tucked away, nevertheless it’s the identical stage of sensitivity. Rising up, she was all the time my protector and other people didn’t mess with me as a result of they didn’t need to cope with the wrath of La’Myia Good.
La’Myia: Megan is just a little feisty one too! She will be able to tolerate lots of issues, however one factor she is not going to tolerate is you coming for her household. It is humorous as a result of everyone is aware of Megan may be very, very candy. She’s like one of many nicest individuals you may ever meet, however don’t come for her household as a result of she is going to come for you in her personal means. She’s exact with it, like a surgeon with a scalpel. She will be able to lower deep!
BET.com: What message or perception would you like individuals to stroll away with once they see this film?
La’Myia: Simply realizing that on the finish of the day, we’ve decisions and selections that we will make. We’re resilient. Nothing that is been accomplished to us could make us unworthy. And at any level, we will select to show issues round. It is inside us. It is simply an ask away from God. Simply realizing that there is one other day and one other probability so that you can take management and empower your self.
Meagan: It’s by no means too late to make a special determination. You’ve got by no means gone to this point down a highway you can’t come again and you’ll’t get out. There’s all the time a chance to make a special selection and to have a special life. You deserve it and God desires it for you. All you must do is put your works along with your religion. In case you have the religion that God will do it, all you must do is do your half, and meet Him midway. The second you make a special selection, you can have a completely completely different life and that is fairly wonderful and thrilling.
BET.com: Meagan, you are in entrance of and behind the digital camera on this mission and also you made your directorial debut not too way back. Do you propose to do extra work behind the scenes?
Meagan: Undoubtedly extra directing. La’Myia additionally produced on If Not Now When. We have been attempting to manage to pay for that film for like 5 years, and I requested her to come back on as a producer and she or he discovered your complete price range in a few week and a half. Undoubtedly extra producing with my sister. We actually need to be intentional about the kind of films that we make, that we take part in, and that we produce. Personally, a objective for me is I need to do a biopic. I do not know who but. I’ve an thought I am sort of kicking across the thought. I need to be sure that it isn’t simply telling somebody’s story however like, what else can individuals get moreover experiencing another person’s journey which is sufficient in itself, however particularly on this time in historical past on the earth that we’re in. What else can the story give somebody that may be prayerfully transformative or encouraging or inspiring?
BET.com: La’Myia you’re apparently actually good at discovering cash. What’s in your future?
La’Myia: I actually need to come again in sturdy. I took a break from the movie and tv trade, in entrance of the digital camera. I have been taking part in behind the digital camera and I’ve accomplished some producing, however I really feel it is time to come again. I do need to be the very best artist and actress that I might be. So proper now it is actually simply honing in and and dealing at my craft and taking the time and power. I do need to do extra movies in entrance and behind the digital camera.
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