Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha Talk Romance in Amazon Prime’s Sylvie’s Love [Exclusive Interview]

Tessa Thompson
Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha star in Amazon Original’s Sylvie’s Love

What would one sacrifice in the name of true love?

Amazon Original’s Sylvie’s Love is a romantic tale of a woman and a man, who both paid the ultimate price of sacrifice to further the other’s career.

The late 1950s period piece is the perfect dedication of the classic romantic films that has style, elegance, music, and character.

The film stars Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Aja Naomi King, Jemina Kirke, Tona Bell, Alano Miller, Wendi Mclendon-Covey, and Eva Longoria.

Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:

In Sylvie’s Love, the jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the hot New York summer of 1957. Robert (Asomugha), a saxophonist spends late nights playing behind a less-talented but well-known bandleader, as a member of a jazz quartet. Sylvie (Thompson), who dreams of a career in television, spends her summer days helping around her father’s record store, as she waits for her fiancé to return from war. When Robert takes a part-time job at the record store, the two begin a friendship that sparks a deep passion in each of them, unlike anything they have felt before. As the summer winds down, life takes them in different directions, bringing their relationship to an end. Years pass, Silvie’s career as a TV producer blossoms, while Robert has come to terms with what the age of Motown is doing to the popularity of Jazz. In a chance meeting, Sylvie and Robert cross paths again, only to find that while their lives changed, their feelings for each other remain the same. Writer/director Eugene Ashe combines romance and music into a sweeping story that brings together changing times, a changing culture, and the true price of love.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted playfully with the main stars, Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha, for the film. We talked about romance, the period, and playing the saxophone.

Tessa Thompson started her career in theater. She starred as Juliet in William Shakespeare’s drama Romeo and Juliet at the Boston Court Theatre in Pasadena, Calif. Her performance earned her an NAACP Theatre nomination that year. In 2005, she stepped away from that to make her first television appearance with CBS’ Cold Case, and then her film appearance the following year with When a Stranger Calls. Her career took off with both television and films. Her notable TV roles included Jackie Cook in Veronica Mars, Nikki Barnes in Hidden Palms, Rebecca Taylor in Heroes, and in the HBO hit series Westworld as Charlotte Hale. In films, she starred in Dear White People, Selma, Thor: Ragnarok, Annihilation, Creed II, Avengers: Endgame, Men in Black: International, and the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder to name a few.

Nnamdi Asomugha is a former All-Pro NFL defensive back from Los Angeles. In 2003, he was drafted in the first round with the Oakland Raiders and became one of the NFL’s best defensive backs in football history. His professional acting debut came in 2006 with CW’s The Game. In 2009, he played the key role of Ken Shaw in the season four premiere of Friday Nights Lights. The following year, he appeared as Walle in season three of TNT’s Leverage. His first feature film was with Fire with Fire with Bruce Willis and Josh Duhamel in 2012. Also, he produced numerous notable projects, including Crown Heights, Harriet, Beasts of No Nation, and The Banker.

Silvie’s Love is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video today.

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

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Amazon Original

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