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Leigh-Anne Pinnock Discusses New Boxing Day Movie After Jesy Nelson Drama With Lucien Laviscount

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Leigh-Anne Pinnock candidly discussed her new movie Boxing Day in an interview on Tuesday – days after Jesy Nelson was spotted clinching with her ex Lucien Laviscount.

Leigh-Anne, 30, who briefly dated Lucien, 29, in 2012, brushed off the drama and went down the promo route for the film — after fans claimed her former Little Mix bandmate Jesy, 30, was “girl code” had broken up by flirting with Lucien.

The Touch hitmaker, who appeared on Good Morning Britain alongside director and star Aml Ameen, said: ‘It was like stepping into a whole new world. I couldn’t refuse. Three auditions later and I’m in my first movie and also in an all-black cast, it’s the first of its kind. I am so proud to be a part of it.

Thinking about it: Leigh-Anne Pinnock candidly discussed her new movie Boxing Day in an interview on Tuesday – days after Jesy Nelson was spotted clinching with her ex Lucien Laviscount

“With this film, a lot of the black community can be seen and I can be seen and you (Aml) did that for me.

When asked if acting was now the number one priority for Leigh-Anne over the band, she said: ‘Absolutely not, singing is my greatest passion, but I do have the acting bug now. I’m just excited to keep nurturing it and see where it takes me.

Aml also discussed how Leigh-Anne got involved in the film project, saying, “A friend of mine suggested Leigh-Anne. He knows Little Mix, he knows the music.

‘I saw an interview with her and was very captivated by her humanity, how honest she is. I thought if we could transfer that to the craft of acting. She was one of the most dedicated new actors I’ve ever met in my life.

Man of the Hour: Leigh-Anne, 30, who briefly dated Lucien, 29, in 2012, brushed off the drama and went down the promo route for the film — after fans claimed her former Little Mix bandmate Jesy , 30, had broken 'girl code' by flirting with Lucien (pictured Monday)

Man of the Hour: Leigh-Anne, 30, who briefly dated Lucien, 29, in 2012, brushed off the drama and went down the promo route for the film — after fans claimed her former Little Mix bandmate Jesy , 30, had broken ‘girl code’ by flirting with Lucien (pictured Monday)

“There’s a feeling of being seen in a way you’ve never seen before, which is your normal life. It’s about celebrating what it means to be British, but through a different lens. It’s based on my family.’

Boxing Day tells the story of a British author who lives in America (Ameen) and returns to London for Christmas to introduce his American fiancée Lisa (Aja Naomi King) to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is tested when she discovers the world her fiancé left behind.

The interview comes after Jesy was pictured on Saturday socializing with Lucien.

Excavated photos showed Lucien and Leigh-Anne enjoying a date together in 2012.

Jesy is said to have been ‘mortified’ after having a passionate moment with the actor over a wild night out this weekend.

Photos have surfaced of Leigh-Anne, then 21, cuddling with Lucien as they enjoyed a meal during their short-lived romance nine years ago.

Delight: The Touch hitmaker, who appeared on Good Morning Britain alongside director and star Aml Ameen, said: 'It was like stepping into a whole new world.  I couldn't refuse'

Delight: The Touch hitmaker, who appeared on Good Morning Britain alongside director and star Aml Ameen, said: ‘It was like stepping into a whole new world. I couldn’t refuse’

Wow: The star looked stylish in her first TV appearance since becoming a mother of twins

Wow: The star looked stylish in her first TV appearance since becoming a mother of twins

The Little Mix star is seen resting her head on the actor’s shoulder during their dinner at Benihana restaurant in London, before the two cozy up in the back of a taxi.

Little Mix fans have tweeted about Jesy and Leigh-Anne’s mutual husband, and many were shocked that the singer is dating an ex of her former bandmate.

Leigh-Anne, who has since settled in with fiancé Andre Gray and welcomed twin babies, is not Lucien’s only famous ex who has also had an affair with Kerry Katona, 41.

Lucien and Kerry met on the Celebrity Big Brother series in 2011, when he was 19 and she 31. The two went on to express their love for each other after a mid-air flirtation.

However, the romance faltered when Lucien reportedly tried to make a move on TOWIE star Sam Faiers and Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna on a wild night out without Kerry.

One partygoer told the Daily Star at the time: “He was a total joke. He tried to grab Sam and Gemma and they turned him down. He was quite cheeky about it and no one doubted what he was looking for.’

Shout out to ex: Jesy is said to have been 'mortified' after she was pictured having a passionate moment with the actor on a wild night out this weekend

Shout out to ex: Jesy is said to have been ‘mortified’ after she was pictured having a passionate moment with the actor on a wild night out this weekend

They added: “He’s been talking in the magazines about his love for Kerry, and the next moment he’s trying to get hold of two girls.”

After the story came out, a heartbroken Kerry backtracked on her plans to move in with the actor, saying at the time, “I love him, but I’m not going to marry him. I’m so hurt.’

Jesy, meanwhile, has reportedly been ‘mortified’ after being pictured drunk while flirting with Lucien.

Friends close to Jesy told MailOnline that the 30-year-old singer feels “embarrassed” by the photos and insists she’s “single” – despite being pictured with on-off boyfriend Harry James last month. .

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A source said: ‘Jesy and Lucien met on a night out after two friendship groups got together and took a rickshaw to the club but left separately.

‘She let her hair down on a Saturday night and is ashamed that her flirtation with Lucien has come to light, but there is nothing more between them.

Her relationship with Harry only recently ended, they remain good friends and continue to work together, but he now has a new partner. Jesy insists they didn’t kiss herself and Lucien, even though they looked close in the pictures.’

MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Jesy and Lucien for comment.

Jesy was photographed with Lucien after they dined together at Yatay restaurant in London’s Soho before continuing their evening at Tabu nightclub.

Chat: When asked if acting was now the number one priority for Leigh-Anne over the band, she said: 'Absolutely not, singing is my greatest passion, but I do have the acting bug now'

Chat: When asked if acting was now the number one priority for Leigh-Anne over the band, she said: ‘Absolutely not, singing is my greatest passion, but I do have the acting bug now’

Jesy and on-off boyfriend Harry were last pictured together in October – a month after they enjoyed a luxury vacation in Antigua.

The couple got together in 2017 and broke up after 16 months, but revived in September.

Singer Jesy responded to three flaming emojis on Harry’s most recent Instagram post, shared on Nov. 20.

Harry, who directed Jesy’s music video for Boyz, featuring rapper Nicki Minaj, also photographed the ex-girl band’s star for her recent magazine cover shoots.

Jesy received a backlash from fans who accused her of “blackfishing” over her appearance in the video, while her ex-bandmates, including Leigh-Anne, admitted to warning her about cultural appropriation during her time on Little Mix.

She later apologized for any offense, saying she was “tanned” after her breakup in Antigua with Harry.

Lucien will star in the upcoming second series of Emily In Paris, starring A-List actress and model Lily Collins, 32.

After appearing in an ad for retailer Marks & Spencer at the age of 10, Lucien landed roles on Grange Hill, Coronation Street and Waterloo Road.

Jesy’s drunken flirtation with Lucien came a week after she last publicly showed affection for Harry, who she still follows on Instagram.

The singer, who left Little Mix in December 2020, has dated a string of stars, including Our Girl actor Sean Sagar, Love Island’s Chris Hughes, dancer Jordan Banjo, and she was previously engaged to Rixton frontman Jake Roche.

Another ex: Lucien has also enjoyed an affair with Kerry Katona.  The two met on the Celebrity Big Brother series in 2011, when he was 19 and she was 31

Another ex: Lucien has also enjoyed an affair with Kerry Katona. The two met on the Celebrity Big Brother series in 2011, when he was 19 and she was 31

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