KLG & Hoda: David Alan Grier “Peeples” & Working With Kerry Washington


David Alan Grier: Three-Time Tony Nominee

Kathie Lee and Hoda interviewed actor and comedian David Alan Grier, star of the new film Peeples. However, David first had to correct the hosts, who introduced him as a “Tony nominee.” In fact, David is a three-time Tony Nominee, a fact that he reiterated several times throughout the interview – so get it straight!

KLG & Hoda: David Alan Grier "Peeples" & Working With Kerry Washington

Kathie Lee & Hoda spoke with actor and comedian David Alan Grier about his new film with Kerry Washington, Peeples. (image credit: s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)


David Alan Grier: Working With Kerry Washington

After a few lighthearted jabs at Hoda with Kathie Lee (what else is new), David discussed portraying Kerry Washington’s dad in the new movie, produced by Tyler Perry but written and directed by Tina Gordon Chism. David and Kerry had worked together before on stage, but this is their first time playing father and daughter. In Peeples, David meets Kerry’s new boyfriend, played by Craig Robinson, and has lots of fun “making him sweat.”

David Alan Grier: Peeples Opens May 10 2013

David thinks that audiences will love the “very funny” Peeples, which even features a nude scene on his part. He joked that he felt “used,” especially because it was “a very cold day” on set.

Before he left, David showed off a picture of his nephew and his prom date. As Kathie Lee pointed out, his date definitely does not seem like a teenager. Before things got too inappropriate, Kathie Lee and Hoda reminded everyone to see Peeples in theaters on Friday, May 10 2013.


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