Kendrick Sampson on Starring in “Something From Tiffany’s”

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Imagine this: it is the vacation season, and you’ve got determined it is time to suggest to your important different. You go to a jewellery retailer to select the right ring. But then, as you are strolling out with it, one thing unimaginable occurs, and your ring by chance finally ends up in the arms of another person with out you even realizing it. Horrible, proper? Well, that is precisely what goes down in Kendrick Sampson’s new film, “Something From Tiffany’s.”

Based on Melissa Hill’s 2011 novel of the identical identify, the rom-com follows Sampson’s character, Ethan, simply as he is on the brink of suggest to his girlfriend, Vanessa (Shay Mitchell), on Christmas. However, his plan will get derailed after his present will get combined up with Gary’s (Ray Nicholson), who is not precisely able to suggest to his girlfriend, Rachel (Zoey Deutch), simply but. From there, a collection of sudden twists and turns happen that leads the characters to the place they’re finally meant to be.

Even although Sampson wasn’t aware of the guide earlier than signing on for the movie, he was instantly drawn in when he first learn the script. “I liked the script, the fact that it was taking a holiday-themed rom-com and taking a lot of the patriarchal tropes and twisting them. It’s all the feels of the classic rom-com without that,” Sampson tells POPSUGAR. “And then I got to meet a couple of the children that were going to play my daughter, and, yeah, I just fell in love. So yeah, it was more about the project and the script than the book. I didn’t get to read the book beforehand.”

Ironically sufficient, the previous “Insecure” actor says he isn’t “hugely into rom-coms,” however enjoys studying the scripts and starring in them. He explains, “It’s fun. It’s a good ride. And man, I’ll be a part of some dark storylines, and I love dark storylines, but every once in a while, you want something that’s a little bit more uplifting and just a fun, enjoyable, pleasurable ride.”

While Sampson hasn’t skilled a present mix-up fairly like Ethan and Gary’s, he has been in an analogous state of affairs when he as soon as by chance swapped laptops with one other passenger on the airport. “You know how you have to take your laptop out of your bag? I swapped laptops with somebody and got on the plane. I think I was in Miami or somewhere,” Sampson recollects. “So I had to log into his guest account and see if there was any indication of anybody I could call and figure it out. I found one number, ended up figuring out who the guy was, looked him up on social media, got in touch with him, and waited. I had to wait until we were back in LA to swap computers, but we agreed to allow each other to use each other’s guest profile, so that we could get a little work done. I was so pissed. It was a good week and a half, something like that.”

Despite the wild roller-coaster journey “Something From Tiffany’s” takes viewers on, at its coronary heart, it is about destiny and believing that if one thing is actually meant to be, it’s going to be. “Ethan and Rachel both have a habit of making these decisions that are pleasing to other people and unhealthy for them,” Sampson notes. “And I think what they find in this story is that you think that that is a moral thing. You’re being good by compromising and being less healthy, and it’s not. It’s actually unhealthy for both of you to remain in that relationship in that capacity. So I hope people see that that’s also a way of trying to force things, of trying to force relationships to happen, force things in our lives to happen.”

He continues, “I think that’s what I got out of it. It helps me think about going with the flow of making sure that I’m moving with intention and not forcing or putting all this effort and energy into controlling things that I can’t control.”

Even although the actor is not an enormous rom-com fan, he does benefit from the holidays. In truth, his favourite vacation custom is to go on a solo trip. “I like to migrate like a bird,” he explains. “I want to go somewhere warm, I want to go somewhere with the beach, and do some healing.” Sampson additionally misses volunteering at a shelter together with his household on Christmas Day. “That was actually really special,” he says. “Anna [Diop] and me grew up together. She’s an incredible actress and her family and my family would go to the shelter and have a really, really fantastic time.”

“Something From Tiffany’s” arrives on Prime Video on Dec. 9.

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