Up until recently, actress and dancer Brittany Perry-Russell was filming Netflix’s upcoming original film We Can Be Heroes, a story about the children of Earth’s superheroes teaming up to save the world after their parents are kidnapped by aliens. Now, she’s home like the rest of us. But, we learned that it doesn’t take superhero powers to have fun and enjoy life while social-distancing. We had to find out how Brittany and her family are dancing (Yes, she’s on TikTok!), laughing, and staying entertained.
Feel Good Films and High-Profile Documentaries
Brittany is working her way through her watch lists. “I’m definitely using this time to catch up on shows I’ve been meaning to watch,” she said. “I’ve recently watched Little Fires Everywhere, Hillary (Hulu documentary), I’m Not Okay With This (Netflix), and All American (Netflix).” (Fun fact: Brittany choreographed an episode of All American recently!) She and her family are also adding extra magic to their days by spending time rewatching all of their favorite Disney movies together. “We love feel-good movies,” she shares.
Jamming with H.E.R
You can’t go wrong with something custom if you want to jam out to music that is exactly your taste, but Brittany is looking for something new with a little help from her go-to artists. “Lately, I’ve been into creating stations on Pandora,” she shared. “I love artists like Jhene Aiko, Janelle Monae, Dua Lipa, and H.E.R.”
For books, Brittany doesn’t dance around tough emotions. She’s currently reading The Council of Dads by Bruce Feiler. Brittany picked up the novel, which is about a father finding a support system of surrogate dads for his daughters when he’s diagnosed with cancer, because NBC has a new drama series based on the book. “I’m excited to see it!” Basically, we should all be looking through our to-watch lists for potential book recommendations!
For a daily pick-me-up, Brittany shared that she loves podcasts that are “informative and positive.” One of her current favorites is Box Angeles, a podcast created by entertainer and improv comedian Mike “Box” Elder that explores how to achieve success with humor.
Family Exercise Definitely Includes TikTok
At Brittany’s house, they’re staying inspired and healthy as a family. “We’ve been meditating and working out together which has been awesome,” she said. “Before this self-quarantine, it was something we did separately.” It’s isn’t all just peace and quiet! They’ve also been TikTok-ing and dancing at home. “It’s another fun activity for us to daily,” she shared. “Most dance studios are closed, so we’ve also been enjoying a lot of the free online classes.”