Award-winning actress and singer Keke Palmer is set to return to the big screen with an edgy new role in the movie Pimp.
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“The movie takes place in the Bronx, N.Y., and my character, Wednesday, it kind of paints the picture of her life,” Keke told EW in a recent interview. “Her mother was a prostitute, her father was a pimp, and that’s the only world she knows. The movie is really a coming-of-age love story with a backdrop of the pimp industry.”
A 180-degree turn from her Akeelah and The Bee and Cinderella roles, she transforms into a hard-edged pimp with no makeup, shaved edges and faux locs for the Lee Daniels-produced project.
“I really was looking for some cool, interesting projects that could give me the opportunity to show different female characters,” she said.
Pimp hits theaters November 9. Press play below to watch the trailer.