Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton's new romance film is more than just a cute love story; the actors from "The Sun Is Also a Star" talked with VIX about how real immigration stories from our community have to be told.
"It's a matter about looking at immigration from a point of humanity," Shahidi said about her new movie that tackles love and cultural diversity. "We forget the fact that immigrants make our country, that's how we have the communities that we have, and that's how we have innovations and that's what makes America so special," adding that "borders shouldn't exist" in our generation.
Melton on the other hand opened up about his own immigrant story with his mom and added that the audience will "empathize with these human beings and where they come."
What can we expect from "The Sun Is Also a Star?"
College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst thefervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together.
A modern-day story about finding love against all odds, “The Sun Is Also a Star” explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.
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