While Regina Hall seems depressed about not finding Mr. Right on Lifetime’s “With This Ring” in her starring role as a career-driven talent agent Trista, and makes a vow with fellow spinsters: Viviane (Jill Scott) who works as a gossip columnist and Amaya (Eve Cooper) who is a struggling actress dating a married man, she is not at all agitated that she’s still single in real life.
“We all want love. But there’s a really important point about self love and realizing that being married does not define a happy life … It’s important for women to enjoy their life, exactly where it is, without fear,” Hall says during a recent interview.
The romantic comedy highlights three friends who make a pact to marry in a year after attending their friend Elise’s (Brooklyn Sudano) wedding on New Year’s Eve. They agree they will be married no matter the circumstance, while their preference is a man of their dreams or soul mate, they just might settle for the man who’s been waiting for a chance, yikes.
She adds, “And it has been my friends that have gotten me through a lot of situations and who remind me of so many great things in, you know, my life.”
A made-for-TV-movie, “With This Ring,” is based on the bestselling book, The Vow by Angela Burt-Murray, Mitzi Miller and former New York Daily News reporter Denene Miller.
Kudos to executive producers Gabrielle Union and Tracey Edmonds for backing positive entertainment that showcases talented black actresses.
Edmonds offered during a recent joint interview with Hall, “I can tell you we were just really happy to get this movie made. We set out to make this movie look and feel like a theatrical movie. And so from a production perspective, you know, we wanted the look of the film to feel like a big theatrical movie.
“And of course, you know, we had A list actresses that were delivering amazing performances and Nzhinga as a writer and director wrote an amazing script.”
“With This Ring” premieres this Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.