Actress Vivica A. Fox, who is best known for her roles in late ’90s films “Soul Food” and “Set It Off,” is taking the stage for the 2010 Allstate Gospel Superfest as a co-host for the show, which was nationally syndicated last week, January 25. The star, joined by actor Flex Alexander, taped the event live from Cincinnati, OH earlier this month.
“I’m excited. This is the third time that I’ve hosted the Gospel Superfest. I really enjoy it,” say’s Vivica Fox. “I think it’s a wonderful, wonderful way to start off the year; giving thanks and praise.”
Vivica Fox said that this year’s event served as a homecoming of sorts for the show’s founder and executive producer Dr. Bradley Cartwright.
“He started the Gospelfest on the radio and now it’s grown into being on television and being a wonderful evening of praise,” she said. “He reached out to me years ago. I guess it went well and this year I’m the hostess with the mostests.”
Though Fox, and Alexander for that matter, are talented showmen in their own right, Fox said that the duo left the performances to the great gospel performers including The Clark Sisters, Shirley Murdock, Regina Belle, J. Moss, Ricky Dillard and New G, Vickie Winans, Shirley Murdock, Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard, The Williams Brothers, Keith Wonderboy Johnson, Hezekiah Walker & LFC, Jonathan Nelson, and others.
And while the roster of gospel’s brightest stars will be in the house, there is just a bit of controversy in the gospel community about the sexy star hosting gospel shows, though Fox said that she herself hasn’t heard any complaints.
“I’m a celebrity that’s well known in the African-American community who loves the Lord. I just think they’re happy to bring a little bit of Hollywood to gospel. When I come out, I get a lot of love,” she said.
The 11th Annual Gospel Superfest will air on some Fox affiliates (check local listings).