Lauren London says ‘it’s important’ for her sons to see her ‘moving forward with grief’ following killing of Nipsey Hussle … as she accepted film role in Without Remorse
Lauren London said she wanted to show her two sons she was getting back to normal by accepting a role in the upcoming film Without Remorse.
The 36-year-old model and actress, and love of late rap star Nipsey Hussle, spoke with Entertainment Tonight on Monday about the factors that led her to the film.
London, who is mother to with sons Kameron Samuel Ari, 11, (with former fiancé Lil Wayne) and Kross Ermias Asghedom, four (with Hussle), said the film’s star Michael B. Jordan was delicate in asking her if she wanted to be in the movie.
The latest: Lauren London, 36, said she wanted to show her two sons she was getting back to normal by accepting a role in the upcoming film Without Remorse
‘Michael reached out to me as a friend and he was so unsure if I was even going to ever work again,’ London told the outlet. ‘And he was like, “Look, I’m unsure if this is what you want to do, but I have to follow my intuition, I have to ask you if can you just read the script.”‘
She said that she considered her sons in deciding to appear in the motion picture, which also features Jodie Turner-Smith and Jamie Bell.
‘We can’t stop, you know?’ she said. ‘We do have a purpose, all of us, and it’s important for my sons to see me moving forward with grief, not just curling up in a ball, because I curled up in a ball for a long time.
‘But especially for my eldest son because he’s just a little more aware … but we will continue moving on as we had to, as he would want us to.’
London was snapped at the BET Awards in June of 2019 with son Kross, and Hussle’s sister Samantha Smith, daughter Emani Asghedom and mother Angelique Smith
Longtime love: Hussle, who was 33 when he was killed, was romantically-involved with London for six years. They were snapped in February of 2019, a month before his death
Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was fatally shot in March 31, 2019 outside of his Los Angeles based store, Marathon Clothing Company. Hussle, who was 33 when he was killed, was romantically-involved with London for six years.
London said she has few memories of the tumultuous time two years ago.
‘We shot it in 2019 I believe – and forgive me, my memory doesn’t serve me so well after grief and everything,’ she said of the film.
The Grammy-winning rapper is also survived by daughter Emani Asghedom, 12, from a previous relationship.
Without Remorse debuts April 30 on Amazon Prime Video.
Tough time: London said she ‘curled up in a ball for a long time’ after the death of her love