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Best Man 2 Details Straight From ABFF!

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As part of the American Black Film Festival, some of the cast of “The Best Man 2” — including director Malcolm D. Lee — did a panel discussion with journalist Shaun Robinson. They answer some of the questions we all are dying to know, make a few revelations — Sanaa Lathan:’s character is pregnant! — and get the audience excited for this sequel to hit theaters.

Why a sequel 14 years later?

Malcolm D. Lee: “I would describe this movie as the right script at the right time. I was timing it, that’s how this business works, in success they want to make more of the same thing…We met in Jan 2011 and after everyone said they would do it, Morris said, Ok what is the next step? I said, We have to wait until Jumping the broom comes out and see how that movie does, and Morris said we don’t need them, and that might be true but it will prove to the studios that black people would want to go see movies about successful black people.“ “Nobody up here did it for the money, they did it for the Love of the movie.”

The studio is not sure, even though the first one was a success, and they got the cast and everything and they’re still not sure?

Sanaa: “All of a sudden the studio wasn’t sure. We are not sure that it has all of the elements as the first one. We couldn’t believe that they couldn’t see it. We did a table read and acted it all out like a play. It was basically like we were auditioning as this cast for the movie. “

Malcolm: “After the table read, they were just blown away. They said, You know what? Reading it on this page doesn’t compare to hearing the words out loud.”

Let’s talk about the first day on set. What was that moment like?

Nia Long: “We were bad little kids, We were so excited.”

Sanaa: “We were like 12 year olds at camp. We all love each other we are like family. We literally are friends and we hang out. It’s been damn near 20 years now so we are pretty family and we get to work together. We were so loud. We had a blast.”

Nia: What came out of this was such passion from all of us. We’ve all worked together before but it was so special with this one. We are really solid in who we are and then when you get to play a character you already know, it’s like Woohoo we have grown.

Sanaa: One of the things that kind of always blew my mind during this whole process, is, how crazy that all 9 of us are still in the business and that all of us are alive. What are the odds of 9 people not being crazy walking down the street. The odds of being in this world for 15 years where people fall off.

What should we expect from the soundtrack …?

Malcom: I can’t give away too much, but a couple of artists already contributed to the movie. Marsha Ambrosius and Anthony Hamilton do a duet that will knock you guys out. There are a lot of Christmas songs and a lot of remakes, it will be a mix but satisfying.

Thanks to the YBF.com!

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