Praise This Star Anjelika Washington Dishes on New Church Choir Film

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Anjelika Washington stars as Jess in Peacock’s Praise This, alongside Chloe Bailey, Quavo, Tristan Mack Wilds, and more.

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Jess is a quirky girl who is ultra-talkative, friendly to everybody, says what’s on her mind, and loves the church.

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Praise Sam (Chloe Bailey) visits her cousin Jess in the South. Jess invites a reluctant Sam to church and joins the praise team, which needs renewal for a singing competition.

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Praise This film boasts a majority-Black cast. Washington said, “It was such an honour and a thrill to simply be surrounded by my people, work with my people, and get to show up every day and be surrounded by these magnificent melanated kings and queens and others.

The film stars Anjelika Washington, Chloe Bailey, Koryn Hawthorne, Loren Lott, and Jekalyn Carr, some of the greatest female singers in the music industry.

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Praise This is a spectacular musical filled with riffs and runs that will take the audience back to their gospel roots.

This film is a comedy, not a satire of God or Black Christians, according to Anjelika Washington. “We're making fun of our church experiences,” she remarked.

After spending three months filming in Atlanta, the cast of Praise This became like a family. “It was an honor and a pleasure to just be surrounded by my people,” Washington said.

Jess, who Washington admits is a lot like herself, has a naivety that she loves. “Jess is the literal definition of what people would probably consider a Jesus freak,” Washington said.

Watch Jess, Sam, and the rest of the choir’s journey in Peacock’s Praise This, now streaming on the platform. Enjoy the music, the comedy, and the uplifting message of the film.

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