The ‘Best Man Holiday’ Crew Speaks About The State of Black Hollywood With JET Magazine

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A lot of us know that look Taye Diggs is serving all too well. It’s the same “hurry up and die” glare your mama gives when she walks in the kitchen and find you in her late night snack stash.

Taye is joined by ‘The Best Man Holiday’ co-stars Sanaa Lathan and Nia Long on the November 25th issue of JET Magazine.

In their cover story chat, the trio chats it up about the film, what it took to get it made, and opportunities for African-American actors in Hollywood.

Read excerpts from the conversation below.

Nia Long on getting the movie made:

“It wasn’t like we were just able to make this movie; we had to go through a process. So I feel successful in that alone….”

Sanaa Lathan on the portrayal of African-Americans in films:

“We as moviegoers want to see ourselves. A lot of Black films that have been out lately have been of a certain ilk, stereotype and humor. This has a lot more depth. It’s not fitting the mold of what’s out now.

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Check Out The New Movie Poster For ‘The Best Man Holiday’

Almost 15 years since the original, Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau and Terrence Howard reprise their roles for a new generation in the follow-up to 1999′s ‘The Best Man.’

Opening in theaters November 15, ‘The Best Man Holiday’ — also starring Sanaa Lathan, Regina Hall, Monica Calhoun and Melissa De Sousa — explores how easy it is for rivalries and romances to be ignited amongst the group of college pals over the Christmas holidays.

Check out the poster for the Malcolm D. Lee-directed flick below. It’s like a negroes only edition of the J. Crew fall/winter catalog.

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 Will you be hitting your local theater to support the film?

Quick Quotes: Relationship Talk With Nia Long, Soulja Boy And Tamar Braxton

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“Marriage is not a priority for me. I’m not saying I’ll never do it. It’s just not where we are as a family . . . I’ll be at home with my man, having a perfectly loving time, and I’ll see all these comments on some site about how wrong I am for not being married. I don’t feel less loved or less loving because I’m not married.”

Nia Long tells Essence magazine that she does not feel pressured to marry boyfriend Ime Udoka

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Nia Long: Lovely At Club Liv

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Nia Long was close-up ready while partying with a friend at Miami hot spot Club Liv on Sunday night (June 10).

The 41-year-old actress recently gushed about becoming a mother for the second time to son Kez Sunday this past November, telling The Urban Daily, “I am the happiest that I’ve been probably in my life.”

Nia Long And Baby Kez Sunday Go Shopping

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Nia Long And Larenz Tate Talk The Impact of ‘Love Jones’ 15 Years Later

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It has been 15 years since Nia Long and Larenz Tate starred as Nina Moseley and Darius Lovehall in the 90′s cult classic film Love Jones.

On the romantic comedy’s anniversary, the leads actors reflect on the chord the film struck with Black audiences and more.

First impressions of the Love Jones script

Nia Long: “I was like, “I love this, and I want to do it.” There was no question. There was also the excitement of, “Oh my gosh, my first leading role.” And I think it shaped the rest of my career.”

Larenz Tate: “My initial thoughts were: “I’m digging this character.” And, being from Chicago, I found things in the movie that reflected what I knew. I also liked the idea of [Darius] being smart, and intelligent. The guy’s a writer. He’s creative. He’s artistic. I hadn’t done that. The script spoke to me.”

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No Shade Zone: Nia Long At A.J. Calloway’s Birthday Celebration