Courtney B. Vance Plays Dad in Disney Channel's 'Let It Shine'
Actor Courtney B. Vance stars in the Disney Channel original movie "Let It Shine," which premieres Friday, June 15.
The story follows 16-year-old Cyrus DeBarge (Tyler James Williams), a shy aspiring musician who longs to tell his crush Roxanne Andrews (Coco James) how he feels about her. When he and his best friend, Kris McDuffy (Trevor Jackson) enter a songwriting contest, Kris is mistakenly named the winner for a song Cyrus wrote. Fearful of being thrust into the spotlight, Cyrus panics and allows Kris to take credit for his heartfelt lyrics and soon he's standing by as Roxanne begins to fall for Kris.
Vance plays Cyrus' father in the film and knows what it's like to be a dad. The “Revenge” actor, who is married in real-life to Angela Bassett and is a dad to 7-year-old twins, is looking forward to Father's Day.
He said, “Father's Day is the greatest day of the year for dads because fatherhood is the second greatest job men have. The greatest job men have, is that of a being a husband. So on Father's Day, the twins and I will go pick up my wife from the airport in the afternoon and maybe go see a movie together or visit friends, and then get some dinner and catch up on our busy week. Father's Day, like Mother's Day, is an excuse for us all to be together!”
Watch “Let It Shine,” airing Friday at 8:00 PM on The Disney Channel.