#thesunisalsoastar is now playing in theaters and there are so many wonderful people to thank for making one of my wildest dreams come true. @helavanna for her fearless directing, @tracyyoliver for her brilliant script.
our leads @yarashahidi and @melton for the passion & thoughtfulness of their acting.
@johnleguizamo, @thejakechoi, @camrusj, @iamcathyshim, @keongsim, @robynhoodmusic, @gbengaakinnagbe, @anaismirabelle, #jordanwilliams for their enormous talent, @addp for her beautiful cinematography, @thereeldesign for her gorgeous costume design, @herdisstef for wonderful music, @elysakd, #lesmorgenstein, @pamhhirsch, #warrenfischer for their steadfast production, @glickmania & @thecassidylange for their leadership.
and the entire cast and crew for their dedication and hard work. thank you so much.
This is my mom and dad. two years ago my mom wasn’t able to attend the everything, everything movie premiere. she’d just been diagnosed with lymphoma and was in the hospital. my dad stayed in the hospital with her. we facetimed them from the red carpet.
last year, her lymphoma relapsed and spread to her brain and spine. it was touch and go for a while.
three weeks ago she successfully completed a stem cell transplant to help cure her.
four nights ago she finally got to walk the red carpet with me. i am in awe of her grace and strength. the fact that she’s still smiling after all she’s been through is miraculous and awe inspiring. i’m so so so proud to still be her little girl.
Had such a wonderful time @yallwest. thanks so much to all the readers who came out and were so patient and kind. meeting you guys is one of the best parts of being a writer. thank you.
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