Co-stars Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson sat down with EBONY after the Brooklyn screening of Sorry to Bother You to discuss the lowest amount of money they used at the gas pump, staying grounded and what it’s like to work with director Boots Riley.
A scene in the movie involves Stanfield’s character using a small amount of money to fill his gas tank. Both actors revealed at one point they would pay under $5 to pump gas. During the conversation, Thompson asked Stanfield, “Have you busked? You seem like such a good busker.”
The actor revealed he had experience busking, which is the act of performing in public spaces for gratuities.
They then explained how they both keep their integrity intact working in Hollywood. Thompson said she hoped that Riley could keep his creative freedoms as he grows as a director.
Sorry to Bother You is currently in theaters.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.