Child actress JayCee Williams, 5, attended a private screening of her new movie For Colored Girls on Monday, November 1, 2010. Jaycee plays the role of actress Kimberly Elise’s daughter Kenya in the highly-anticipated “For Colored Girls,” also starring Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Michael Ealy, Omari Hardwick, Hill Harper, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington, and Whoopi Goldberg. The film, written and directed by Tyler Perry, will be released this Friday, November 5th, 2010. IMDB Pro shows JayCee as having no theatrical representation and this appears to be her first credited work of any kind.
Watch the trailer below and an adorable home interview JayCee’s mother did with JayCee a while back. Star potential anyone? We sure think so!
I just wanted to say thank you for this piece on Jaycee Williams (My daughter), She is extremely excited about being on film, and loves every minute of it. I am going to continue helping her achieve her goals/dreams as an Actor!
I appreciate your website.
I just saw “For Colored Girls” last night, and though I performed the play years ago, it was before I was a mother, and watching the murder scene was so horrifying to me…I just wanted to make sure Jaycee and the actor who played her little brother are okay. I know directors do everything they can (particularly in traumatizing scenes) to stage them, so they don’t psychologically impact the child actors who are playing the roles, but the murder scene was so real, I just want reassurance that Jaycee is emotionally okay. I went home after the movie, sobbing, and just held my two sleeping little ones – a 3-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. -Jordana
I assure you Jaycee, loved every moment of it, enjoyed every moment of it and knew that all of it was acting. Mr. Tyler Perry took precaution to ensure that the children were not hurt in any way.
Yes it looked very real, I saw it twice and still tear at that scene.
The little boy (I will not discuss as he is not my child)
Thank you for the concern.
I appreciate that very much!.
HMB Readers – We’ll be interviewing Jaycee’s Mom Jazmin soon on all the details of the shoot and her career. She’s a lovely lady and I’m sure we’ll learn from her. Stay tuned!
I heard the little girl that the role originally went to was even cuter but most important more talented. so WTF?? There was a lot of dialouge cut because this little girl (Jaycee) couldn’t act or say the dialouge that was originally written in the script. They first was interested in a this other 6 year old who looked four, but the someone on the film– i.e. Director, producer..wanted an actual four year old instead— SMH…would’nt you rather work with a 6 yr old who can take direction, read, better talent AND give you a great performance than eye candy???? This little girl is cute, don’t get me wrong, and the film was excellent, but it left the audience with less of that story…Read the book to fill in the blanks..before you comment.. However WHOEVER made the unwise decision to hire eye candy instead of talent is a FAIL. But ATL is the King for “hook-ups) so she prob is a friend/relative of somebody..It’s all about who ya know i guess…BIG SMH…
I know that things can get misconstrued when listening to people who talk about things they have no business talking about. But the facts are, (1) My daughter went for this audition, put in by her “agent”. We are knew to ATL (no “hook ups”!!!) (2) Originally there was only one line and she was given another line. Because she improvised and they liked it and kept it. I have the scripts! (3) She went to three auditions, first one with over 30+ girls, Second call back about 10+ girls and the last time it was just her and the producers and the little boy they had originally casted, but was changed at last minute.
My daughter is not only “eye candy” but she is extremely talented, and for you to make such a bold statement about a child’s performance shows just how little you know about the business.(In movies (hollywood, TV, entertainment business) if you look the age and talent is there that is all that is important, if there was this ” 6 year old little girl, who looks like a 4 year old, whom they thought fit the character, she would of been casted!)
SOOOOO you tell me WTF is your problem either way??? My child is living her dreams and all you can do is try to create a False statements shame on you!!!!!!!!!!!
FYI, in this case it wasn’t about who you know, but how perfect she was for the role!
But we know them now, so look out she will be doing more things to come, and you can stay tune, and blog some more about things you “heard”!
If your talking about her, she must be doing something right!!! Got to let my daughter know she is never to young to have haters, and they come with the territory, and as always people will talk to talk!