More cast members from the first Best Man movie are finally spilling some details about the Best Man sequel. Nia Long dished on what she knew during her interview with JET before she rocked the cover to flaunt her age defying beauty.
The ever so gorgeous Nia Long revealed just how the cast found out about the Best Man sequel over dinner.
“We made magic together – so many people say that to me,” she said in her interview with JET. “And because I love the cast. The film’s director, Malcolm Lee, has been talking about it for some time and finally announced his plan during a recent cast reunion dinner.”
As for the actual movie, on the other hand, Long doesn’t know much because they still haven’t even started filming yet.
“We’re not shooting until late April in Toronto so I can’t say much, but everybody is really excited to revisit our stories and find out what happens next,” she added. “Where is Jordan now? Did she get married? Did she break up a relationship? It’s like reading a great book; you want to see what the next chapter is.”
Morris Chestnut also opened up about the sequel during his interview with the Huffington Post.
“Yeah, that’s pretty accurate,” he said in response to Terrence Howard saying he gets teary-eyed thinking about the Best Man sequel. “It’s going to be a movie to where I think people are going to experience the whole gamut of emotions. I think they’re going to laugh, and I think they’re going to cry. There’s a lot of stuff going on in this movie.”
Chestnut then took the time to explain that despite the overwhelming emotions throughout the film it will still be a fun experience for movie goers.
“It’s a fun movie, don’t get me wrong,” he continued. “But there’s a lot of heartwarming moments, some realizations with some characters. There’s a lot in this movie.”
Another exciting aspect of the film is simply seeing Nia Long on camera looking as if not even a year passed since she filmed the first one.
While she unfortunately didn’t dish on her beauty secrets, she did talk about how acting was a leap of faith for her considering there isn’t any real job security in the acting world.
“Actors only have job security from the time we’re on set until they say cut,” she explained to JET. “But, deep down inside I knew it would work out for me. Luckily, I was also naïve. What’s the saying? Ignorance is bliss. I had a wonderful acting coach who didn’t focus on failure, only working.”
The Hollywood life of being a successful actress is certainly a long way from her first dream job as a pediatrician.
“I wanted to be a pediatrician,” she admitted. “One of the most life-changing challenges I experienced growing up was realizing that there simply wasn’t enough money for me to go to college. So I decided to focus on working.”
She went on to reveal her own heartwarming story about how she had one goal in mind for herself – use an acting career to help her mother financially.
“I was acting since I was 15, and I really wanted to help my mom, who was struggling,” Long said.
Well she certainly turned her dreams into reality and the deal only got sweeter when she found the man of her dreams to share it all with.
Although she and former Nigerian basketball star Ima Udoka are often hundreds of miles apart, she still manages to make the relationship work out just fine.
“Ime and I are very much a family,” she said. “We’re both committed to being good to each other and being great parents. He operates on faith, and we share that.”
She then explained that without that faith, the relationship would be impossible to maintain since he is coaching out in San Antonio. While most couples fear long distance relationships because they can’t keep tabs on their partner, Long just hates not being able to have her husband there after a long day of work.
“The challenge is the times when I’m exhausted and here with the kids by myself,” she explained. “I have homework, bath time, dinner, laundry and all the other things that every mother has to do because, in essence, I’m physically a part-time single mom.”
Well despite the challenges of being so far away, the couple remains extremely happy together and Long doesn’t see that changing any time soon.