Hype Chat: Keri Hilson Talks Braids & Must-Have Beauty Products

Keri Hilson

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As we eagerly await her third studio album—the tentatively titled “L.I.A.R.”(Love Is A Religion)—it’s good to know that the beautiful singer Keri Hilson has been keeping busy on the acting front, racking up some new film credits to her name.

Keri makes her third appearance in a film for the hilarious new comedy Almost Christmas which hits theatres this Friday, November 11. We caught up with Keri to chat about the film and all of her hair and beauty style points!

Hype Hair: You’ve been away for a while, so it’s great to see you back with the new film, Almost Christmas! How was your experience working on this project?
Keri Hilson: Too much fun! The cast was so amazing and so talented. I felt like a student and a sponge, a position I always seek to be in. The best part was working with the writer and director David E. Talbert, because he believed in me and fought for me to play this particular role from the moment I auditioned. The way he works, there’s no pressure at all. He really made sure I was comfortable and prepared!

HH: How would you describe your character in the film?
KH: I play Jasmine and think of her as the “accidental homewrecker”. Just a small town store clerk with big city dreams.

HH: What do you think that your fans will most enjoy about the film?
KH: This movie really takes you for a ride. I have to say that. From huge laughter to tears, back to laughter!

HH: We’ve noticed that you’ve developed a love for box braids over the years.
KH: I have worn braids for four years now. I can’t believe it, but I’m so spoiled. I don’t do anything to my hair daily, except lay my baby hair down!

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