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Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead | Simone Joy Jones and Nicole Richie on Nostalgia and a Film for a New Generation

Nicole Richie and Simone Joy Jones in Don't Tell Mom Babysitter's Dead

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead is one of the best coming-of-age comedic stories about young children who must quickly become adults after an unexpected incident. A new generation is introduced to a reimagined version starring Simone Joy Jones and Nicole Richie that relives the classic starring Christina Applegate.

The film also boasts a diverse and talented cast, including the seasoned June Squibb, the up-and-coming Donielle Tremaine Hensley, the hilarious Jermaine Fowler, and the incomparable Ms. Pat. This ensemble brings a unique blend of experience and fresh perspectives to the screen, ensuring a rich and engaging viewing experience for all.

Here is the official synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Tanya Crandell (Simone Joy Jones) can’t wait to spend the summer living it up with her friends in Spain before heading to Howard University in the fall. But when her mom (Ms. Pat) decides to head to a much-needed wellness retreat in Thailand, Tanya is forced to stay home with her three siblings instead. Following the unexpected death of their elderly babysitter (June Squibb), Tanya gets a job working for the confident and ambitious Rose (Nicole Richie). Juggling work, family, and a complicated romance, Tanya faces the responsibility of adulthood at the cost of her summer of freedom.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with actresses Simone Joy Jones and Nicole Richie on their attraction to the script, nostalgia, and their chemistry.

Simone Joy Jones is best known for playing Lisa Wilkes in the re-imagined series Bel-Air, which was remade from the Will Smith series The Fresh Prince of Bell-Air. She also starred in Anything’s Possible and made appearances in American Rust and The Chair.

Nicole Richie is best known for starring alongside Paris Hilton on reality television in The Simple Life. She continued with Fashion Star and an unscripted comedy series, Candidly Nicole. In 2020, she was a judge in a reality competition series, Making the Cut, and the founder of the lifestyle brand House of Harlow. She made her comedy acting debut in Kids in America. It later gave her opportunities to appear as a guest star in Eve, Six Feet Under, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenager, and Chuck.

Don’t Tell Mom Babysitter’s Dead is in theaters on Friday, April 21.

Watch the exclusive interview with Simone Joy Jones and Nicole Richie below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

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Source: LRM Online Exclusive, BET+

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