VIBE: What’s the experience been like playing a pregnant woman in The Best Man Holiday?
Sanaa Lathan: It’s really uncomfortable. They did a mold like how they do in science fiction movies.
[Regina Hall walks in…]
Lathan: I was just telling them that I really got pregnant.
Regina Hall: And I’m the father [laughs].
Lathan: And it’s hot and when everybody is cold I’m sweating. My boobs are another character in the movie.
So when did you get the call that it was finally going to happen after all these years?
Lathan: Well, did you hear about the dinner where Malcolm pitched [The Best Man Holiday]? We all came together about two years ago and he pitched us the idea. And the idea was so great we got excited and said, “Write it!” The studio was actually kind of a little hesitant about it and so we all came together and did a table read for the studio live and in person, and we gave it our all. By the time we got home we knew…they loved it.
What was your first reaction to knowing it was finalized and that you were all going to reunite?
Lathan: I was like damn…I have to work with her again [laughs].
Hall: That’s what I said…Is Sanaa attached?
Lathan: We were excited, right?
Hall: Yeah, we were excited.
Was there anything about the development of either of your characters that kind of kicked you back a little bit?
Hall: Well, Malcolm was good. I think he allowed us to have input. It was a process.
We notice that you are both wearing wedding rings…
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