Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”

September 17, 2012 ‐ By

After the success of Waiting to Exhale, studios didn’t hesitate to throw money at anything with Terry McMillan’s name attached to it. For that reason, How Stella Got Her Groove Back was released into theaters in 1998, just two years after the book was written. And the same women who flocked to Waiting went to see Stella. The movie grossed $11 million dollars in three days and went on to earn $37 million at the box office. This story, and the story behind the story, was all over the news but we bet you don’t know these behind the scene secrets of this film.

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  • Good Black Man

    I remember this movie. The beautiful Taye Diggs had you all spending your weave Bill to see this movie over and over, and he married a white queen and said f©k you black b!t©hes. I love it. Black women are the same way about me.

  • Vandellish

    Two things…
    1) Outside of #6 these were some of the least interesting ‘secrets’ that I’ve seen here.
    2) The ‘fall’ of Taye Diggs star power/sex symbolism shows how sooo many ladies idea of a sex-symbol is really just linked to visibility and image in the mainstream. When those roles dry up compounded with rumors and pix of the star with various white women (or even white wives in Diggs’ case), then the ‘sex-symbol’ thing goes away quickly. It seems better to give the public as small of a sample size of your private life as possible.

  • shari12

    I know this story too well, my rich friend is living that nightmare as we speak and she also married the guy from Jamaica. We advised her not to but she was “in love”. Now he wants half of what she worked for and bought and when he was in Jamaica he did not have 2 nickel to rub together to make a dime, but he is leaving out of the marriage we believe fairly wealthy. Welcome to America and their silly women!

  • LeeLeeC

    No one is checking for Taye Diggs now, so blah

  • Allie

    Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett are truly one of my most FAV couples, they are both phenomenal actors and the epitome of a power couple

  • HoneyDipp

    Angela Bassett is so lovely… Always smiling and seems so pleasant.

  • llw

    I knew all of that but I didn’t know Scott was Taye Diggs real name. Lol

  • shana

    That was not Danny Glover in that movie.