Exclusive: Keri Hilson Talks New Movie ‘Don’t Waste Your Pretty’ & Journey Into Acting

Published: Friday 26th Feb 2021 by Sam

Keri Hilson takes center stage – this time as an actress.

The singer swaps the stage for the screen in the new movie ‘Don’t Waste Your Pretty’ – which premieres on TV One on Sunday, February 28. 

Based on the eponymous novel penned by award-winning author and media personality Demetria L. Lucas, the film follows a group of tight-knit friends as they work out their turbulent life issues and love lives. They turn to each other for comfort when jobs, romance, or family interactions prove more complicated than they had ever imagined.

That Grape Juice‘s Chet Kincaid caught up with Hilson who opened up about playing Mykah Jones, venturing into acting, and her music career.

Watch our interview with


‘Don’t Waste Your Pretty’ – which also stars Deborah Joy Winans and Redaric Williams – premieres this Sunday, February 28 at 8 P.M./7C, only on TV One.

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  1. Shayla Queen 👑 February 26, 2021

    Yasssssss Keri baby! Pretty Girl Rock 💋

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) February 26, 2021

      I love her h o e anthem “f u c k me f u c k me! That’s the way you f u c k me, touch me touch” 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿

  2. Erica February 26, 2021

    So she really just gave up on singing

    • Shayla Queen 👑 February 26, 2021

      I need a new album from her! That pen game! 🖊🎶

    • KeyLoLo February 26, 2021

      I think she is scared to come out with an album.

      • Shayla Queen 👑 February 26, 2021

        Like Trashy BISH scared to come out her kennel and get kicked by the boot 🥾 again. Her mangy scraggly ass can’t take no mo boot 🥾

      • eric February 27, 2021

        @KeyLoLo I think that’s exactly it. Nothing holding her back but herself.

  3. Antincia+foster February 26, 2021


  4. Nicky February 26, 2021

    If Taraji Henson only made $40k in a movie starring Brad Bitt, I can’t imagine what they paid these actors.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 February 26, 2021

      “Camicky! SQUAWK SQUAWK! Camicky!” 🦜

  5. WRTW? February 26, 2021

    Yes lifetime movie queen

  6. Nah February 27, 2021

    She probably should remain behind the scenes. Whenever I hear her name I think “crazy”. Not to mention that she’s all around mediocre at best.

  7. city girl February 28, 2021

    love her 🤍😭

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