KiKi Layne: ‘It hasn’t hit me yet – I’m going to be Eddie Murphy’s daughter!’

The If Beale Street Could Talk actor on the joy of learning to do stunts and her forthcoming role in Coming 2 AmericaKiKi Layne, 28, made her film debut as the female lead, Tish, in Barry Jenkins’s acclaimed 2018 drama If Beale Street Could Talk, a story of young love and institutional racism in 1970s New York.

The actor’s new film, The Old Guard, is adapted from a comic-book series, and sees her star alongside Charlize Theron as part of an elite squad of mercenaries.

Layne lives in Los Angeles.The Old Guard is a very different film from If Beale Street Could Talk.

Was that part of the appeal?Oh, absolutely.

I’ve always wanted to do a big, kick-ass action film, and I was excited for the opportunity to do something obviously so different from Beale Street.

A sense of: “Whoa, I didn’t know Tish could do all that!

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