It's hard to picture Kim Wayans as a cold, judgmental church-lady mother, isn't it? The warm, engaging comedienne is best known for her funny roles in the likes of "In Living Color" and "Dance Flick," but that's all about to change. She nails the role of Audrey, the controlling mother of a 17-year-old girl (Adepero Oduye, also a clear talent) struggling to come out as a lesbian. "Pariah" makes it clear that Wayans is one of those rare actresses who has the range to tackle both funny and dramatic roles.

Oduye is also a serious tour-de-force in the film, and we hope to see a lot more of her in the future. Moviefone Canada caught up with Wayans, Oduye and "Pariah" director Dee Rees at the Toronto Film Festival to chat about everything from coming out to the film's amazing music.

Kim Wayans

Adepero Oduye

Director Dee Rees
categories Movies