Evan Ross continues to impress. In a new interview with BET.com's Clay Cane, the actor and Hollywood "it" boy talks about his new role in the intense addiction drama Life is Hot in Cracktown. The film is based on Buddy Giovinazzo's collection of short stories by the same name and its directed by the author. Ross tells Cane: "I was taken aback by the script in general. I was surprised they were able to make something like this. It’s hard to get films made that are that dark."
Much of the film's buzz has been around Kerry Washington who plays a drug-addicted pre-op transgender prostitute. Ross says hers is the best role in the film: "Kerry Washington’s character and just her in general in the film .... I was so taken aback by her mannerisms and different things she was doing. You can tell she wasn’t thinking about it at all, it was so precise and amazing."
The actor later adds: "People can gain understanding of reality [from the film]. No matter where they are in life, no matter how much money they have and where they are coming from. We’re all trying to find out who we are. "
Evan Ross has chosen a number of edgy roles that have landed him on the critical radar. In 2007 the actor, who is the son of the iconic Diana Ross, played a self-destructive gay, HIV positive teenager in HBO's Life Support. Many critics said this was his best work so far.
AFTER THE JUMP, watch Evan Ross and Kerry Washington in the trailer for Life in Cracktown. There are two versions of the trailer. Enjoy.