– Jamie Foxx stars alongside John Boyega and Teyonah Parris in the blaxploitation-influenced, government conspiracy sci-fi comedy “They Cloned Tyrone.”
– The trio had great chemistry on set, despite not having time to rehearse together before filming.
– Foxx’s improvisations and comedic energy added to the fun atmosphere on set, and he even helped Parris with her comebacks during scenes with his character.
Title: Jamie Foxx, John Boyega, and Teyonah Parris Team Up in the Hilarious Sci-Fi Comedy “They Cloned Tyrone”
Netflix’s latest offering, “They Cloned Tyrone,” promises to be an unforgettable movie experience for fans. Starring the talented Jamie Foxx alongside John Boyega and Teyonah Parris, this blaxploitation-influenced, government conspiracy, sci-fi comedy guarantees both laughter and mind-blowing moments. The trio’s undeniable chemistry was on full display during the movie’s premiere at the 2023 American Black Film Festival (ABFF), leaving the audience in splits.
Despite lacking rehearsal time together, Boyega and Parris effortlessly translated their onscreen magic alongside Foxx. In an interview with POPSUGAR, Parris shared, “We didn’t get to rehearse, all three of us together before the camera started rolling. So, you’re kind of like, ‘Hope it works out.'” Fortunately, their dynamic performances elicited uproarious laughs and received resounding applause from the ABFF audience, affirming their successful collaboration.
On the set of “They Cloned Tyrone,” Foxx’s presence played a significant role in putting Boyega and Parris at ease. With his numerous improvised lines and infectiously fun-loving energy, Foxx created an environment that allowed their talent to shine. Boyega even captured some of Foxx’s hilarious off-script banter in a behind-the-scenes video, exclaiming, “‘I’m light-skinned.’ And I’m like, ‘Wait, what? That’s not in the film.'” Such spontaneity is characteristic of Foxx’s unique comedic style, creating an exhilarating and laughter-filled filming experience.
Parris, known for her portrayal of Yo-Yo in the movie, thoroughly enjoyed her fiery character’s interactions with Foxx’s pimp persona, Slick Charles. While Parris managed to hold her own against Foxx’s quick wit, there were instances when she sought his help in crafting clever comebacks. Graciously, Foxx provided her with additional jokes to keep the banter engaging, showcasing his generosity and commitment to elevating their performances. Such an open and collaborative approach only adds to Foxx’s reputation as a remarkable artist.
A standout moment from the movie includes a hilarious elevator scene in which Parris and Foxx performed a remixed version of Mary J. Blige’s 1994 hit song “I’m Goin’ Down.” Parris ad-libs her part of the scene, showcasing her comedic timing and ability to keep pace with Foxx’s spontaneity. The chemistry between the actors and their ability to make the audience burst into laughter promise an entertaining and enjoyable watch.
“They Cloned Tyrone” will be available to stream on Netflix starting July 21, and fans can eagerly anticipate the hilarious escapades that await them as Foxx, Boyega, and Parris bring their talent and infectious energy to the screen.