Lovie Simone is earning positive reviews for her as Selah Summers in Tayarisha Poe’s feature directorial debut, Selah and The Spades. In the midst of the film’s ongoing buzz, Simone found some time out to discuss her role in The Craft reboot.
In an interview with NME, Simone discussed how the reboot is different from the 1996 film, which starred Rachel True, Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney and Neve Campbell.
“You can relate to it more. It has more technology, and it has realistic issues that are going on now. And it’s very diverse; you have a Jewish girl and a Black girl and a trans girl all together as witches,” she said. “The way our personalities blended was so different yet so beautiful and I can’t wait for people to see that because I feel like there are a lot of friendship groups like that in the world.”
Simone also reveals how she has utilized The Craft’s main element of witchcraft into her life.
“Witchcraft isn’t all that society says it is – it’s a different form of healing, a form of feminine healing. I’ve tried to read tarot a little but I feel like my forms of witchcraft are very body and grounding-like,” she explained. “I like to make teas and I like to do yoga and I like to make food. Cooking is also a form of witchcraft; something you cook up in five minutes can taste better than something from a restaurant just because the energy that you put into it was so much better.”
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