Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Little Known Fact About Her Classic Film "Set It Off"
When Cleo died though...
Jada Pinkett-Smith has been a successful Hollywood actress FROM TIME.
From 1994's Jason's Lyric and A Low Down Dirty Shame, all the way to the 2004's Collateral staring opposite Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx, Mrs. Smith has been holding her own, and doing it well.
On Tuesday night (October 6) Jada went strolling down memory lane and uploaded an old Set it Off cast photo to Instagram. The film, directed F. Gary Gray and written by Kate Lanier, debuted in theaters November 6, 1996 and earned $41 million against it $9 million budget.
Staring Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Queen Latifah and Kimberly Elise, who made her acting debut, the film follows four friends in L.A. who rob a bank, and while all four ladies did a phenomenal job, helping to make the film a classic, Jada revealed she actually didn't want to play Stony; she had her heart set on another role.
Jada lost the role to Queen Latifah, who played the Alpha of the group Cleo, and had one of the best (19 year old spoiler alert) death scenes in cinematic history.
Do you think Jada could've successfully played Cleo, or was that part made for Latfiah?