Interview with: Celeste O’Connor from Selah and the Spades

Celeste O'Connor stars in SELAH AND THE SPADES Photo: Courtesy of Amazon Studios


Tayraisaha Poe's feature debut, Selah and the Spades, premieres on Amazon Prime Video today (April 17). This is one the MTR crew's been anticipating. This project centers Black characters taking on some of the most classic tropes and trials in coming-of-age dramas have to offer. You can find out how we really feel in greater, non-spoiler detail, in the full written and audio review.

Interview with Celeste O'Connor

Recently, Brandon and Ro had an opportunity to chat with up-and-coming newcomer, Celeste O'Connor about her starring role as Paloma in Selah and the Spades.

Celeste O'Connor was born on December 2, 1998 in Nairobi, Kenya and raised in Baltimore, MD for the majority of her life. She lives in Baltimore with her mother, father, and younger brother. She attends college, studying Public Health, Islamic Studies and Pre-Medicine.

Listen in as she shares about building her character, the vibe on set, and where she thinks she and her character differ. 

Selah and the Spades Watch Party: 

Follow along today at 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET for a Virtual Watch Party with director Tayarisha Poe and stars Lovie Simone and Celeste O'Connor, who will be live tweeting using the hashtag #SelahWatchParty. 

And be sure to RSVP to join director Tayarisha Poe, Lovie Simone and Celeste O’Connor for a virtual Q&A with  Women’s Weekend Film Challenge directly following the Live Watch Party.

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