Karyn Parsons on Working With Family in Sweet Thing [Exclusive Interview]

Karyn Parsons in Sweet Thing

Karyn Parsons in Sweet Thing

Let’s call it a family affair. In the new indie drama Sweet Thing, Karyn Parsons returns to the big screen to act alongside her children Lana Rockwell and Nico Rockwell with her husband Alexandre Rockwell at the helm.

The beautiful mostly black and white film is a poetic drama of two children struggling with their parents and end up as runaways.

Here’s the official synopsis of Sweet Thing:

In Sweet Thing, Billie (Lana Rockwell), a 15-year-old girl who fantasizes Billie Holiday as a sort of fairy godmother, is forced to navigate the evolving challenges of her life while she plays mother to her 11-year-old brother, Nico (Nico Rockwell). They soon meet up with another adolescent, run away from home, and together roam the area free from their parents’ watchful gaze. Discovering freedom and enchantment among New Bedford’s boats and railway tracks, the trio fantasized about a life of luxury when they break into a posh home, and are able to carry the taste of affluence into their adventures. An ode to that trying age when young people prepare to take their first step into adulthood, Sweet Thing, starring Rockwell’s children Lana and Nico, Karyn Parsons and Will Patton, is an intense but ultimately uplifting, portrait that captures the essence of that time in life when a day can last forever.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with actress Karyn Parsons on coming back to the screen, working with family, and her intense unlikeable character in the film. Also, we reminisced with her on playing Hilary Banks on the popular The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Sweet Thing premieres tomorrow at New York City’s IFC Center and additional virtual cinema outlets.

Watch the exclusive interview with Karyn Parsons below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Film Movement

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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