Close Casting Call
When it came to the women who were cast as Frankie Lymon’s wives, there were some heavy hitters. Vivica Fox’ career was definitely on an upswing after starring in Independence Day alongside Will Smith. Lela Rochon was in Boomerang and had just completed the box office smash Waiting to Exhale. And though Halle Berry had yet to win her Oscar, she was steadily becoming a big name in the industry. But the cast might have looked a bit different if Toni Braxton’s schedule hadn’t been so jam packed in the ’90′s. The people in production wanted her to play the role of one of the wives but with everything else she had going on, she couldn’t swing it.