But it depends, like with one of my other films Best Man Holiday, originally I wasn’t into the idea of a sequel but when I read the script I was like OK this makes sense, so it always depends.
Epps: Gina and I actually spoke about that and she has this you-don’t-touch-a-classic-thing and I agree but it’s tempting because it’s like what would the story look like now.
They were together for quite some time and he cheated. Not sure if Kiesha is the cause but he is married now and Sanaa has a great life! They were together for quite some time and he cheated. Not sure if Kiesha is the cause but he is married now and Sanaa has a great life!PHOTOS: 14 Classic Date Night Movies to Set the Mood On identifying with the character: Lathan: Well I’m a romantic so I understand that kind of growing up in love and falling in love and going through the struggles of being in a relationship and how a career path can be a conflict to a relationship, or not. He had a mother and a father; I grew up without a father. I don’t think any of us artists/actors were popular kids; it kind of doesn’t work that way. For me it’s always fun to discover those characters that you don’t naturally relate to versus playing characters that you can relate to.PHOTOS: 15 On-Screen Couples With Undeniable Chemistry On the evolution of Quincy and Monica: Lathan: I see Monica having a great career in the WNBA and maybe becoming a coach. Instinctively I would show the other side of love, like how Monica and Quincy didn’t make it—to me it could be more interesting.She has starred in many films, including the box-office hits The Best Man, its 2013 sequel, The Best Man Holiday, Love & Basketball, Brown Sugar, Alien vs.Predator, The Family That Preys, Contagion and Now You See Me 2.I would go out with my brother and guy friends and try to learn dribbles and she would kind of check in with me and watch me play and it was disastrous. I was just kind of emotionally drained by that time.She kept bringing in basketball players; it was like Gina really resisted hiring me [laughs] and so they found every basketball player from all over the world to come in. I guess it worked for the character because she always had to prove herself.We all watched as childhood friends Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy Mc Call (Omar Epps)—who both had a love for basketball—fought for each other’s love…And won.They fell into that deep and envious fairytale love that only years of friendship can bring.Just last night I went out to dinner and these two girls came up to me and said they grew up on the movie and they are looking for their “Q.” Who knew, when I was shooting it, I had no idea.To me I was just coming in everyday and doing the work.