RUTINA WESLEY Ends Up with “The Perfect Guy”

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Rutina Wesley will co-star with the beautiful Michael Ealy (Almost Human, Common Law) and Senaa Lathan (The Cleveland Show, Repentance) in a new thriller, “The Perfect Guy”. Rutina will play the best friend to Lathan’s ‘Leah’.

According to TheWrap, the synopsis of the film reads: “After Leah (Lathan) meets the seemingly perfect guy, Carter (Ealy), she’s soon exposed to a dark side that lies underneath the surface. When a violent episode leads her to end their relationship, Carter begins to stalk Leah and threatens to ruin her life. In order to escape this nightmare, Leah decides she must turn the tables on her stalker, and the hunted becomes the hunter.” 

Rutina is Leah’s best friend, Alicia, who enjoys living the single life in spite of advice given from Leah. Morris Chestnut (Nurse Jackie, V, American Horror Story, Legends) also stars in this film, which is currently in pre-production. “The Perfect Guy” is directed by David Rosenthal, produced by Tommy Oliver, Darryl Taja, Nicole Rocklin and Wendy Rhoads.

We’ll let you know more as details emerge.

Good luck, Rutina!  By the way, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut – yum and yummer. There, I said it!

Photo credits: Gage Skidmore, BET, Zimbio, Tribeca Film Festival

Over-night fan (almost literally) of the Sookie Stackhouse series since early 2008. Co-owner of Anxiously anticipating season 6.


  1. Brandon W

    August 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Wish Rutina was still part of the show’s final season in a much more alive way. She was my original draw in for the show and I have cried twice now for each of her deaths. Wish we could have seen her die to have that closure. That is the one thing that hurts this show rewatching from the beginning knowing possibly a favorite characters death was not done well. Maybe there is more yet to come but I think it wont help those of us who feel cheated out of closure from one of tv’s best characters IMO! Hers is the one death I wish wasn’t true:((

    • Liz

      August 7, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      I felt they did a great job of honoring Tara’s name and death during Sookie’s party. Lettie Mae gave a wonderful and heartfelt tribute to her daughter! And as we’ve said many times before on this site, watching Tara die would not have been as fulfilling as you might think. She was vampire. Her true death would have been quick and explosive, if you know what I mean. Think about how all the vampires on this show have died. A pop and explosion of blood and that’s it. That’s what Tara’s death would have looked like. What they gave us was a slow-motion action shot of her in fight mode, and it was awesome.

      • Brandon W

        August 7, 2014 at 6:11 pm

        You are probably a hundred and ten percent right and I did enjoy what Lettie Mae said about her but she had 2 scenes this year and then was killed. I would’ve preferred her dying in the finale setting the battle off for this season. It’s just hard to imagine a sick vamp getting the best of Tara after she had just fed and looked like she was in control. Like I said I hope something else is thrown Tara’s way in the story. Like let her ghost be at peace with eggs which would be xtra cheesy but at least its a goodbye.

        • Hereandthere

          August 8, 2014 at 1:54 am

          I agree with you. I understand what most people and the staff here talk about dealing with Tara’s death, but it still feels cheated. Even if they didn’t want to show it…they didn’t even want to show the scene where Pam felt Tara’s death because the writer said they felt it was out of place…and go into this whole thing about how they focus too much on the emotion of death with Terry’s and such and whatever the case may be, but watching this even Terry got a more heartfelt scene this season despite him dying last season. He had a whole storyline before he died. Tara didn’t even get that. It was like she was there and gone. No time for anyone to really sink it in.

          They didn’t have to make Tara an epic hero, all we asked is that we get to see her off properly. We had to deal with her not getting proper treatment in the show for a long time and this last season just felt like a slap in the face. Of course Tara isn’t perfect she doesn’t have to be…they don’t have to make her perfect. Sookie and the vampires aren’t perfect either even Arlene’s against being vampires isn’t perfect, but if Tara is such an important character…why she wasn’t treated like it? It almost felt like most of her story was away from everyone despite her supposedly being Sookie’s best friend…it’s sad.

          But Rutina seemed to be happy with it so…that is all that matters really. Thank goodness True Blood is ending. I just don’t get alot of things this season. Good luck to Rutina in her future projects. She’s a great actress.