Modupe Adeyeye: Honeytrap at BFI London Film Festival

Date - 17 October, 2014, All News Film Opening Nights

Modupe Adeyeye plays the role of Ciara in Honeytrap directed by Rebecca Johnson which receives its world premiere as part of the BFI London Film Festival this evening.

Layla (Jessica Sula) is 15 and has been living in Trinidad. Returned to her estranged mother in Brixton, she is faced with settling into a new home and a new city with a fresh set of rules and codes. Unsupported by her mother and spitefully rejected by her female peers, she is drawn to the brooding Troy, who marks her as his ‘Trini princess’. When that fails, she takes solace in the friendship of Shaun, another admirer, but her desperate need for acceptance leads to a tragic betrayal of his kindness. Director Rebecca Johnson was inspired by real life cases and explores gang culture from a girl’s perspective. Moving beyond the headlines, Johnson gives us an intricately layered and rarely seen perspective – firmly located in the domain of a young girl becoming a woman in a hyper-masculine world. Sula’s performance here is flawless, perfectly capturing the agonising contradiction of Layla’s choice.

Overview

Modupe Adeyeye is best known for her role as Faith in both E20 and Eastenders.

She has since starred as Keira in the Surge for BBC Films & My Murder for BBC drama alongside John Boyega and Malachi Kirb and most recently as Jayne King in BBC's Our Girl.

Modupe played series regular Blessing in Hollyoaks for Channel 4 and Lime Pictures.

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