Tyler Perry’s NOBODY’S FOOL | Interview with TV & Film Costume Designer Crystal Renee Hayslett Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Tyler Perry’s first ever rom-com is finally out on DVD + Digital and Blu Ray, and to celebrate the release I got an opportunity to interview on the fashion in the film with the film’s African-American costume designer Crystal Hayslett (Crystal Renee). We all may recognize many of Crystal Renee’s styling work on notable tv & movie sets such as Being Mary Jane, The Game, 5th Wave, Red Band Society and more! Watch the Nobody’s Fool trailer below, and follow up with the intimate interview about the amazing film’s fashion as you follow along!


Trying to get back on her feet, wild child Tanya (Haddish, Girls Trip) looks to her buttoned-up sister Danica (Tika Sumpter, Ride Along) to get her life together. As these polar opposites hilariously collide, Tanya discovers that Danica’s picture-perfect life — including her online romance — may not be what it seems. With the aid of her eccentric mother (comedy legend Whoopi Goldberg), Tanya will do whatever it takes to help…even if it means completely blowing up her sister’s life! Omari Hardwick (Power) and Amber Riley (Glee) also star in this side-splittingly funny hit. 
Nobody’s Fool stars Tika Sumpter, Tiffany Haddish, Omari Hardwick and Whoppi Golgberg, which Crystal Renee styled them all for this film. The film centers around Tika Sumpter’s character Danika, who is a high profile advertising executive with an amazing sense of style and fashion that you can see Crystal was able to bring her character’s fashion sense to life.

Crystal Renee | TV & Film Costume Designer

I really enjoyed not only Tika Sumpter (Danika) style, but the entire cast fashion sense was on point! I was elated to get an opportunity to talk more with Crystal on how she got the opportunity to work on Nobody’s Fool, what it is like to work with Tyler Perry, her favorite looks from the movie and more!
How long have you been in the film and television industry?
Crystal: I started in 2012 getting into the film and tv industry, but I’ve been designing since 2015.
How did you get your foot in the door to do fashion and costume designing for tv & film?
Crystal: I started as a production assistant for Tyler Perry and worked my way up. I was on set with Mr.Perry everyday, then on the second season of the Have and the Have Nots, I got a call to become Tyler Perry personal stylist.
How is it styling Tyler Perry and what is his personal style?
Crystal: He is so easy going and I have so much fun styling him. He trusts me and it just makes it so easy to style him. Mr.Perry’s personal style changes, but he loves black. He is also into a lot of leather, motorcycle boots, and sneakers. He really enjoys sneakers.
How did you get the opportunity to do the styling for Nobody’s Fool
Crystal:I have worked on several Tyler Perry Production sets and I was given the opportunity by Mr.Perry to do all of the costume designing and styling for this movie. He gave me free reign over the fashion designs for the entire film. I was also responsible for styling everyone on set from the stars and even the background cast.
What was the process of getting together the costume designing preparations for this film?
Crystal: I actually read the entire script, revisioned everything by creating a mood board, I pulled looks from magazine clippings and Pinterest for fashion inspiration. In this process, I also created closets, went shopping and I would have to take pictures every morning to align every personal with their wardrobe.
On styling Tika Sumpter
 Crystal:I’ve known Tika since 2010, and working with her is so smooth and she is very easy going. Tika was easy to transition into her character Danika style-wise. You can throw anything on her because of her frame. Tika’s character is style more high end as she is more established and put together. 
One of my favorite looks of Danika in the film is when she wears this Ted Baker pencil skirt with a big bow, paired with Christian Loubitins and a body suit. 
On styling Amber Riley
 Crystal:Amber was lots of fun to style.  I wanted to make a point to not put her characters style in a stereotypical form for plus sized women in movies like this. Her character was confident as also established and I wanted to bring that out in her style. Amber has a beautiful siloutte, so I enjoyed putting her in pencil skirts which looked amazing on her. I also loved her in tailored blazers! 
My favorite look of hers from the film was a teal blue bodysuit with a silk blouse and a black skirt!
On styling Omari Hardwick
 Crystal:Omari is absolutely the best to work with! So easy, but what I love the most about him is how connected he is with his character. He always tries to create a backstory and connect better with his character to make his role come to life. It actually challenged me to go deeper and I would follow his backstory as well so I can style his character around that as well.
One of my favorite things was how Omari decided that for one of his looks, he had an olive jacket he wore and asked if we could get some doodle work on it. Many people might not know but lots of men incarcerated like to draw, so he wanted to incorporate doodlings on his clothing as so I had someone [Jesus] actual customize that olive jacket. Jesus doodled some spiritual and positive sayings on the jacket sleeve that was fun, which made Omari really make a connection to his character and his talents from his time in prison. 

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Tika Sumpter, from left, Amber Riley and Tiffany Haddish in a scene from “Nobody’s Fool.” (Chip Bergmann/Paramount Pictures via AP)

On styling Tiffany Haddish

Crystal:Tiffany was not too complicated at all to style because I actually didn’t have to do too much. Tiffany’s character just got released from jail, so most of her looks were everyday casual looks. She had this hero jacket that she wore basically every day, and all I changed up was the shirt and pants. She wasn’t like Danika who had this high profile job, Tiffany’s character was actually looking for a job and didn’t have much of a sense of style.

On Styling Whoppi Goldberg
Crystal: I will stay Whoppi’s was kind of scary at first to style, because she had her fitting the day she had to come to work so that was nerve wrecking as we had to alter and do everything in one day. But I will say she was one of my favorites because one day she comes in and say she loves everything [the clothes] and states to me, “Can We Play”?

So she was down for me to style her and get really creative with her character’s wardrobe. She would do all types of things out of the box to her attire such as put things on backwards or randomly tie things in a bow. She was one of the best stars to work with and one of my funnest fittings ever! 

Crystal Renee did an amazing job styling everyone for this hilarious rom-com of Nobody’s Fool. Currently Crystal is on apress tour for Madea’s Funeral which debuts in theaters March 1st.  Crystal will also be keeping busy with more costume designing for the upcming Madea Farewell Tour.

Keep in touch with Crystal Renee Hayslett on Instagram at @LuvCrystalRenee and follow along her current and future projects to come! 

The Digital* and Blu-ray Combo Pack releases are loaded with more than an hour of wildly funny bonus material including an outrageous gag reel, over 20 minutes of deleted, extended and alternate scenes not seen in theaters, a special introduction by Tyler Perry and Tiffany Haddish, and nine hilarious featurettes.

Tyler Perry’s NOBODY’S FOOL Blu-ray Combo pack includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as the following: 
·       Feature film in high definition
·       Bonus Content:
o   Introduction by Tyler Perry & Tiffany Haddish – A special message from the writer/director and the star of Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool.
o   Deleted, Extended & Alternate Scenes – Over 20 minutes of even more outrageous footage you didn’t see in theaters!
o   Gag Reel – Enjoy more laughs with this side-splittingly funny gag reel.
o   9 Hilarious Featurettes:
§  Tale of Two Sisters – Find out how the movie’s two sisters clash and collide with hilariously disastrous results.
§  The Legend and the Star – Comedy icon Whoopi Goldberg discusses her hilarious role as the mother of two polar opposite sisters.
§  Mocha Latte Extra Laughs – Laugh along as Omari Hardwick’s character battles it out in a catastrophic love triangle!
§  I’m Just Trusting Tyler Perry – Watch Tyler Perry in action on set.
§  She Ready or Not: Here Comes the Wedding Crasher – Go inside the laugh-out-loud funny scene where Tanya crashes her sister’s ex-boyfriend’s wedding!
§  Bring the Funny – Catch up on the hilarious scene where Tiffany Haddish’s character is fresh out of jail.
§  Breakfast with Tiffany – You heard it here first: Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and Amber Riley give the scoop behind-the-scenes of Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool.
§  “Something New From Tyler Perry” Perfume – Watch this side-splittingly funny faux commercial for Tyler Perry’s Nobody‘s Fool.
§  “Catfished” Perfume with Outtakes – Enjoy this hysterical fake commercial for Tyler Perry’s Nobody‘s Fool with Tiffany Haddish.
·       Feature film in standard definition
Tyler Perry’s NOBODY’S FOOL single-disc DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.

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Nobody’s Fool is out on DVD + Digital + Blu Ray now!

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Kiwi is the free spirited blogger and content creator of KiwiTheBeauty.com. As a digital influencer, she produces creative inspiration around beauty, lifestyle, media and travel leisure. Her life mantra is to make manifesting fun! When she’s not blogging, she is eating trendy hipster food, carrying crystals, making it rain at her local farmer's market and binge brunching. Follow her on her blog and social media at kiwithebeauty.com + @kiwithebeauty

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