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David and Tamela Mann discuss film, ‘In the Meantime’

David Mann and Tamela Mann, play Frankie and Minnie, in the movie “In the Meantime.” Rolling out had a chance to get together with them at the release to discuss the film.

“It’s going to be a great film,” said Tamela. “Our parts took place in a school we, as adults, struggled with literacy. I wanted to read better so I could do karaoke with my grandkids.”

“I play Frankie,  an ex R&B singer doing my thing, I was trying to learn how to read. It’s a good romantic comedy, I’m trying to hook up [pointing to Tamela] with her in the movie,” said David.

How did you become a part of the film?

Tamela: Roger Bobb, with BobbCat films, the director, called and reached out to us. We were excited about being a part of this to be an encouragement to other people that we can do better at any age!

David: It is on UP, uplifting entertainment. This is one of those movies where you will walk away with an uplifting message.

What would you change about the world if you could?

Tamela: If we would all just treat each other like we would want to be treated.

David: Hunger and racism. I”ll just feed everybody, come to the house and eat! [Tamala laughs.]

Favorite vacation spot?

Tamela: Slider Bums, which are water parks. I love water parks!
David: They’re some of the largest water parks in the country. One year she had a bright idea to travel to all of them in like 10 days.
Tamela: There are three in Texas that we went to and it was great!

Anything you want to add?

David: If you don’t have Tamela Mann’s latest CD, Best Days, featuring “Take Me to the King” make sure you go get it!

“In the Meantime” airs on UP on Aug. 17, 18 and 19.

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