Carey and I, our relationship off camera was very similar to our relationship on camera. We really just kind of looked at each other. It just felt good. I just liked looking at her. And I didn’t want to blow it by saying anything.
Also I really wanted to kiss her so I asked the movie’s director Nick if I could do it in the elevator scene before I smash a guy’s head in.
Richard and Mildred Loving;
Arrest: June 1958
Crime: Interracial marriage
Case: Loving v. State of Virginia 1967
“Forty-five years ago, sixteen states still prohibited interracial marriage. Then, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, a white man, and his wife, Mildred Loving, a woman of African American and Native American descent, who had been arrested for miscegenation nine years earlier in Virginia. The Lovings were not active in the Civil Rights movement but their tenacious legal battle to justify their marriage changed history when the Supreme Court unanimously declared Virginia’s anti-miscegenation law—and all race-based marriage bans—unconstitutional. ” - ICP