Kill that talk about women facing menopause using drink throwing and table jumps as exercise. The leader of the refugees says the ‘Basketball Wives’ story line will not make it to the silver screen.
“It’s not a quote, unquote ‘basketball wives movie.’Even though it has to do with basketball life,” Shaunie O’Neal tells Vibe. “It’s not actually taking ‘Basketball Wives’ from TV and making it a movie.”
Here’s more from the interview where the “media maven” talks casting possibilities and being glad to break out her strap on the set if it gets unruly.
There’ve been reports about a ‘Basketball Wives’ movie in the works. Can you speak on that?
It’s fictional. It’s a movie, so it has nothing. I see people on Twitter saying, “Oh god, you guys gon’ take that and turn it into a movie?” You don’t take a reality show and make it a movie. At least I wouldn’t. It’s not a quote, unquote “Basketball Wives movie.” Even though it has to do with basketball life, it’s not actually taking Basketball Wives from TV and making it a movie. And it’s not about women sitting around arguing or lunching all the time. It’s an actual story. It’s a love story. It’s an empowering story. It’s funny. It’s life. It’s similar—we’ve taken a girl who’s just going into the NBA life and experiencing things and showing the whole story. She learns from the organization. She learns from other wives. And by the end of the story, it’s empowering for women and men. It’s so nothing like the TV show at all. No comparison.