Actress/Director Tasha Smith and TV One Presents When Love Kills at the American Black Film Festival


On Thursday, June 15, 2017, the cast of the upcoming TV One move “When Love Kills,” were in attendance at the 2017 American Black Film Festival. The film director Tasha Smith, along with actors Lance Gross, Lil Mama and Tami Roman were on hand for a Q&A with press. They each shared their experience being part of such an impactful movie.

This story is one that many parents may not be able to relate to. Of course, there are parents with troubled children, but many of the stories don’t normally end so tragically. Perhaps other stories many end with some type of heartbreak, but many of them don’t result in a unique story such as this. Perhaps there are many tales of a child going the wrong way, but this story is one where a 19 year old young woman was convicted for killing three men and given the death penalty.

The cast of When Love Kills: Lance Gross, Lil Mama and Tami Roman

Based on a gripping true story, “When Love Kills” stars Lil Mama as Falicia Blakely, a young woman who gets caught up with the wrong man who leads her down a dangerous path of drugs, gun and more.

At 16 and already a mother, Blakely is at odds with her mom played by (“Basketball Wives’” Tami Roman) and soon begins working at a strip club when she meets Dino (“House of Payne’s” Lance Gross), a man who she thinks is the man of her dreams. Dino, however, is much more than he seems and soon pulls Falicia into a dangerous life of crime that changes everything she knows about herself.

The cast as well as the audience seemed to captivated as well as horrified by the story, but were happy to be educated on the story. “When Love Kills” is set to premiere Labor Day 2017 only on TV One.


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