Last night the stars came out for special VIP rooftop “pool party” screenings in Los Angeles and New York of the upcoming 20th Century Studios film Vacation Friends. The film features Yvonne Orji, Lil Rel Howery, John Cena and Meredith Hagner, and the cast split up to host the bi-coastal events.
Orji and Howery hosted the Los Angeles event at The Hollywood Roosevelt Rooftop, while Cena and Hagner joined director and co-writer Clay Tarver at the JIMMY at the ModernHaus Soho in New York. There’s no truth to the rumor that nobody saw Cena.
You have to love that Orji brought her parents to the event, who look like they could be movie stars in their own right. I also need to know where Howery got his incredible shirt.
Vacation Friends is interesting because it’s one of the rare films where the Black couple is the focus of the story, with the white couple being the supporting characters who are wild and crazy. I also have to admit that I enjoy Howery in almost everything he’s in so I’m greatly looking forward to the film.
Vacation Friends releases Friday, August 27, streaming as a Hulu Original in the U.S. and as a Star Original on Star on Disney+ in select international markets.
Ron is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of POC Culture. He is a big believer in the power and impact of pop culture and the importance of representation in media.