“Really Love” star Kofi Siriboe says his new Netflix show breaks the mold … a romantic drama with Black leads where the story is not rooted in trauma or crime.
Kofi — best known for his role in Ava Duvernay and Oprah Winfrey‘s TV series “Queen Sugar” — says he grew up on love stories like “Love & Basketball” and “Brown Sugar.”
Nevertheless, he was frustrated most films in this genre featuring Black actors do not make romance the foundation of the flick … probably because studio heads fear audiences won’t accept it.
In “Really Love,” Kofi plays a promising painter named Isaiah Maxwell who is stopped in his tracks when he meets Stevie … an ambitious law student played by Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing. And, so begins a delicate dance between pursuing love or success.
The film’s already getting lots of critical acclaim. And, of course, audiences love watching Kofi … both for his acting and his incredible looks.