After a year and a half, it’s probably time for your parents to meet your boyfriend. But for the Type A Grace Peeples (Kerry Washington), she’d rather delay it just a little longer. In Tyler Perry Presents Peeples (out May 10) Grace tells her boyfriend Wade (Craig Robinson) not to accompany her on her trip home to Sag Harbor for Moby Dick Day – a Peeples family tradition.
“Grace hasn’t told her family a lot about [Wade] at all,” Washington told EW. “She loves Wade very, very much and fears that he won’t accept them and they won’t accept him, and it makes her want to avoid the immersion. If she can just hold it off longer, maybe she’ll figure out how to do it perfectly. Or maybe Wade will suddenly become more successful.”
Wade decides to crash anyway.
Director Tina Gordon Chism said, for Wade “it just reached that weird point in the relationship where [he’s] like, ‘I need to meet somebody [in the fam] or I can’t feel good about myself.’” Chism adds: “And his brother pumps him up, saying ,‘You should go! You’re an awesome guy! Kids love you!’ And so he thinks, ‘I’m going to crash, and my girlfriend will see that they’re going to love me because all people love me.’”
Washington said, “there’s some old Hollywood physical comedy in the film. [And lots of] different twists and turns with all of the different relationships.” We’re interested in anything that can make Olivia Pope smile like that.
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