Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s movie debut revealed in first look at festive romcom
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Leigh-Anne Pinnock has delighted Little Mix fans with the first glimpse of her movie debut in the festive romantic comedy, Boxing Day.
The singer is aptly playing an international pop star, who is the ex-girlfriend of the newly-engaged protagonist.
Posting on the Little Mix Twitter account, Leigh-Anne said that she was “proud and overwhelmed” to be in the film and to work with such a talented all-black cast, alongside stars including Aja Naomi King and Aml Ameen.
Alongside the clip, the singer wrote: "Guys I'm going to be in a movie.. I can't tell you how proud and overwhelmed I feel right now! An all black cast Christmas RomCom…"
"Boxing Day is Out December 3rd in cinemas! Please support and spread the word! I'm so flipping excited for this."
In the trailer, British author Melvin (played by Ami) is seen proposing to his American girlfriend Lisa (Aja) in an elaborate romantic display with scattered rose petals on the floor next to candles and a large ‘Marry Me’ sign behind him in bright lights.
Unfortunately, this is abruptly drawn to a halt when Lisa vomits all over the floor and ruins the “best proposal ever” before he reveals he has to return to London for the holidays.
Lisa suggests that she could come with him to the UK to finally meet his family, especially as Boxing Day is such a hard time for him since his parents announced their divorce on that date years before.
The newly-engaged couple then jet off to spend the holiday season with Melvin's British-Caribbean family but soon find themselves facing the past as old secrets resurface that Lisa never knew about.
In the uplifting montage, Melvin and Lisa take in the festive sights of London – which is when Lisa bumps into Leigh-Anne’s character, Georgia.
As Lisa introduces Leigh-Anne's character, Georgia, to her fiancé, Melvin drops the bombshell that they used to date.
Melvin is also seen happily reuniting with his family, while his mum tries to hide her own secret – the new man she’s been dating.
The drama heats up as the festive season progresses and it seems Melvin might be interested in rekindling his relationship with Georgia, as they share an intimate conversation while holding hands in the garden.
It’s unclear what happens next in the love triangle, but it’s clear that Leigh-Anne has an integral role in the new comedy.
Boxing Day will be released in the UK on Friday 3 December. Stay up to date with all the latest on Little Mix by signing up to OK!'s daily celebrity newsletter .
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