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Iyana Halley attends the "Beast" World Premiere at Museum of Modern Art on August 08, 2022 in New York City.

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There are summer films that will get your attention, then there are movies that are summer blockbusters. The latest Will Packer Productions & Universal Pictures film, “Beast” is centered on a single father bringing his two daughters to Africa to build their relationship after their mother has passed. Idris Elba is doing his best to connect with his daughters, played by Leah Jefferies and Iyana Halley, but on a tour of a restricted area encounters one of the most feared animals in the world, a lion. How far will a father go to protect the only people in the world worth dying over?

I was able to catch up with one of the stars of the film, Iyana Halley, as the movie has been out for 2 weeks & has received great reviews from audiences. And from her roles in TV and movies such as “This Is Us“, “Abbott Elementary“, & “True To The Game” just to name a few, she’s got her sights on continuing to be a force in Hollywood. In this in depth interview, we discuss:

  • Her acting career working alongside veteran actors/actresses such as Sterling K. Brown & Vivica A. Fox
  • Working to expand her brand outside of acting
  • How she feels about manifesting in her own life
  • What she brought into the role of Meredith for “Beast” & co-starring with Idris Elba
  • Addressing the latest story about how Idris Elba’s daughter didn’t get the role she was casted for
  • What she would tell herself now from where she is currently
  • What project she would like to take on next

Check out my full interview with Iyana Halley on Sunday Sirmons here: