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Mekia Cox Talks The Importance Of Friendship In If Not Now, When? [Exclusive Interview]

Despite what social media may tell you, friends are hard to come by. In reality, one may have a small circle of friends that you can depend on. Sometimes those friendships have been nurtured for years. In that time, each of our lives change as we build careers and families. One thing that doesn’t change is the fact that those few people are always a phone call away. In some of our worst moments, we know that they will be there for us to lend a hand.

This is the story in Vertical Entertainment’s If Not Now, When? The film is directed by Tamara Bass and Meagan Good. Both also star in the film along with Meagan Holder, and Mekia Cox. The film is about four friends that met in high school. During that time they are bonded by an event. Then later in life, they are all forced back together when one suffers a crisis. This is a story of love, forgiveness, and their incredible bond between women.

If Not Now, When?

Good commented about the project saying, “When something great happens in our lives, we pick up the phone and call our best friends, our ‘sisters’. And when something goes horribly wrong, we pick up the phone and dial the same number. Yet, those experiences, those relationships have been missing from the screen for so long. It’s as if the only relationships that exist between Black women are ones of competition and/or mentor-mentee.”

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“It’s been a void in the showcasing of the very relationships that drive our everyday life. When Tamara wrote ‘If Not Now, When?’ and presented it as a project that could mark Krazy Actress Productions’ first feature film, we knew that we were putting into the world, not only the type of movie that shaped us, but the type that represented the films we wanted to contribute to the community.”

Ahead of its release on January 8th, 2021 LRM Online had the opportunity to talk with one of the stars of If Not Now, When?, Mekia Cox. She plays the role of Suzanne who has the appearance of a perfect life. But it’s not all that it seems. During our conversation, we talk about the difficulties of leaving a bad relationship. As well as the importance of a strong core group of friends. You can check it out below!

Vertical Entertainment’s If Not Now, When? debuts on December 8th, 2021

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