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Erika Alexander and Derek Luke on Survivalism in Epix’s American Refugee [Exclusive Interview]

American Refugee with Erika Alexander and Derek Luke

If the American government collapses, then everyone is on their own with the survival mentality. In Epix’s American Refugee, the nation was on the brink of chaos and collapse and everyone resorted to helping themselves. With the stars Erika Alexander and Derek Luke, the story hit really close to reality and to home.

The film also stars Sam Trammell, Zamani Wilder, Jessi Case, Vince Mattis, Charity Jordan, and Peyton Jackson. Ali LeRoi directed the movie from the script written by Allison Buckmelter and Nicolas Buckmelter.

Here is the official synopsis:

A family seeks shelter in a neighbor’s bunker, while the American economy is in collapse and the nation is under martial law. There, they find the danger inside is potentially greater than the danger outside.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with actors Erika Alexander and Derek Luke about the film. We talked about the survivalist mentality, the sets, Sam Trammell, and many other things.

Erika Alexander is best known for her roles as Pam Tucker on NBC’s The Cosby Show and as Maxine Shaw on FOX’s Living Single. She won numerous awards for Living Single, including two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. Her other credits included The Long Walk Home, 30 Years to Life, Déjà vu, and Get Out.

Derek Luke made his on-screen debut with 2002’s Antwone Fisher, in which he won the Independent Spirit Award. He played Gabe Jones in Captain America: The First Avenger. Also, he is known for Kevin Porter in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. His other credits included Miracle at St. Anna, Biker Boyz, Glory Road, TNT’s HawthoRNe, and FX’s The Americans.

American Refugee is currently playing on EPIX and is available for digital purchase through Paramount Home Entertainment.

Watch the exclusive interview with Erika Alexander and Derek Luke below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, EPIX

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