An interview on Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story featuring Christine Swanson.
When I met filmmaker Christine Swanson at this year’s Ebertfest, she was eager to discuss her upcoming project with me. It was a biopic on the iconic singer Miki Howard, and the actress cast in the coveted role was Teyonah Parris, who impressed me greatly in Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq.” The resulting film, “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story,” premiered June 12th on TV One, and it became the highest-rated original movie in the history of the network. Parris delivers a tour de force performance as Howard, portraying the full arc of her evolution over the decades, as well as her complex relationships with the men in her life, including the abusive Eddie Phelps and the kind yet damaged Gerald Levert.
The full interview can be found on Indie Outlook.