Melanie Liburd stepped into acquainted territory, when she took on her new position within the film, ‘Brian Banks’.
Melanie Liburd provides a shifting efficiency in Brian Banks because the girlfriend of the titular character, a former highschool soccer star who spent six years in jail after he was wrongly convicted of rape when he was simply sixteen. Brian Banks‘ unwavering struggle to clear his identify made headlines for it’s unlikely twist (spoiler alert: his accuser admitted on digital camera that he didn’t rape her). Now, it’s a gripping characteristic movie. Throughout the film’s LA press junket, Melanie defined EXCLUSIVELY to Trevino why it was a “present” to be part of the forged.
The gorgeous 31-year-old, who was joined by her co-star Sherri Shepherd, 52, for the sit down, mentioned of her emotional position: “Karina can also be a sufferer of sexual violence, like my character on This Is Us . I did this (film) earlier than I received This Is Us truly. So, I had studied rather a lot about (my character) Karina and victims of sexual violence and wow, I imply Karina was an individual that was in faculty, she was raped, nobody believed her, she misplaced her focus, she dropped out of school. After which she meets Brian and Brian’s been a sufferer in his personal method and I feel that by that they assist one another heal. And it simply brings some mild to all this terrible factor that occurred.”
The injustices within the American judicial system are entrance and heart in Brian Banks and once we requested Melanie what she hopes the film will accomplish she informed us her objective is to, “carry consciousness.” She went on to say that she’s grateful to have been part of the movie. “To make motion pictures that truly matter, that may change peoples minds that may educate folks about one thing that they know nothing about. I like to observe motion pictures like that so to be included in a film like that is an absolute present.”
Melanie and Sherri star within the film with Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear, 56, who the legal professional who began The California Innocence Venture, a professional bono authorized group that helped Brian clear his identify. Aldis Hodge, 32, of Hidden Figures, performs Brian. And Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, 82, performs his mentor. The inspirational biopic gained the Viewers Award on the Los Angeles Movie Competition final yr. It opened nationwide on Aug. 9.