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If you haven’t seen “The Best Man Holiday” yet I’ll warn you this post may be a bit of a spoiler. For those who have seen the no. 2 movie in the country right now, you know that with the way the “Best Man” sequel ended, we were pretty much set up for a part three. And when Morris Chestnut popped up on moviegoers at Rave Cinemas in Baldwin Hills this weekend he pretty much confirmed a third installment of the movie is in the works.
According to Necole Bitchie, the handsome chocolate specimen told fans in the theater:
“[The director] is already breaking down storylines for my character in the [next] movie so I already know what will happen.”
Please share Morris! Please!
Deadline is also already reporting that director Malcolm D. Lee is already in talks for part three, writing:
“Malcolm D. Lee is negotiating a deal with Universal to write, direct and produce another installment of the hit ensemble romantic comedy. Sean Daniel is also in talks to come back and produce another film through his The Sean Daniel Company shingle. No word yet on locking in the ensemble cast.”
I was hoping “The Best Man Holiday” would do well enough to warrant a third part, and after a $30.6 million opening weekend I believe it has. But, with the way things ended I’m having a hard time imaging what could possibly happen in a threquel –without throwing off the chemistry of the cast who fits together marvelously, if you know what I mean.
I have absolutely no chill when it comes to this movie and the possibility of another installment so please help me figure out what could go down between the cast members — other than the obvious second wedding. Thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas?
So remember how at the end of “The Best Man” everyone watched Morris Chestnut’s character Lance marry Mia (Monica Calhoun) after finding out she slept with Harper and we were all like, in what world would that happen? Sure, Lance had been dipping out on Mia for forever, but we doubted many men could get over that hurt so quickly.
When we got the opportunity to chat with Morris and Monica at the press junket for “The Best Man Holiday,” we decided to ask the on-screen couple whether they could be as forgiving of a cheating lover in real life. Morris told us he probably couldn’t get over it, but Monica shocked us all when she said she’d forgive her man but there’d have to be a “make-up period.” At first we weren’t sure what she meant by that, but then it quickly became clear Monica was saying she’d have to get a retaliation cheat in — so basically she’d do exactly what Mia did in the movie.
Check out her explanation in the video below and Morris’s shock at her answer. What do you think about what she said?
While nearly every other day celebrity couples are calling it quits, the spouses on this list have lived together happily for years outside of the limelight — so much so that we almost forgot they’ve earned a place among Hollywood’s rare assortment of successful celebrity couples.
Shanice and Flex Alexander
Singer Shanice scored a hit with the song “I Love Your Smile” in the early 90’s. Although her career never quite took off, Shanice quickly settled into married life. It turns out comedian and actor Flex Alexander liked her smile, so much so, he made Shanice his wife on Valentine’s Day in 2000. The happy couple has two children together. Most recently, Alexander made a guest appearance on Vh1’s “Single Ladies” in 2012.
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In 15 days, the highly anticipated sequel, Best Man Holiday, is scheduled to hit theaters. The film’s stars have been pretty busy doing press interviews to promote the upcoming theater release—including mancandy Morris Chestnut. The 44-year-old heartthrob appears on the November cover of Upscale Magazine, looking as dapper as ever. Inside, he opened up about his latest film project.
“This movie, this was the most challenging thing that I’ve ever had to do. I was just so emotional. The character was just so emotional—way more than the first one. When we did the first movie, the scene where I was at the altar and I had to cry when I was getting married, that shook me. For, like, years, I would think about that scene. It would give me chills,” Morris said.
He also dished on how he keeps his marriage to wife, Pam Byse-Chestnut, thriving after 18 years of marriage.
“I let my wife be the woman. You know? I let her be the woman…And she, in turn, when it comes down to it, she lets me be the man…”
One can only imagine how difficult it can be at times to be married to a sex symbol such as Morris, but the Best Man Holiday actor says that he frequently reassured his leading lady that she is his one and only.
“With my wife, I’m always letting her know what the deal is. ‘It’s you. Ain’t nobody else. It’s you.’ And I think, conversely, that’s what a woman needs to do for a man.”
Don’t you just love black love?
From Black Voices
Since the premiere of his debut feature film “The Best Man” in 1999, Malcolm Lee has become one of the most prominent directors in Hollywood. Lee discussed his career journey and the inspiration for his sequel to black cinema classic, “The Best Man Holiday,” starring Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan and Regina Hall exclusively on The Craft.
Watch Malcolm Lee’s interview at BlackVoices.com
Back in the day, everybody had somebody they’d see in a movie or on television and say, “DAMN he’s fine!” Like the Idris Elbas and Lenny Kravitzs of today, in the ’90s and earlier we were fanning ourselves over these good looking guys. While some of our crushes didn’t blossom the way we thought they would, the good news is, these fellas just kept on looking good. Here are 14 fine men we used to crush on who managed to somehow stay delicious years (and a few kids) later.
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Remember when we posed the question: if you had five minutes alone with Morris Chestnut, what would you ask? Well there was a reason we were asking that question, it’s because we actually got five minutes alone with the handsome actor at Essence Festival to ask him anything we wanted.
While we mostly kept the questions PG and focused on Chestnut’s long career in Hollywood and how he’s lasted in the industry over the years — not to mention maintained those good looks — we couldn’t help but be a bit nosy. We asked the chocolate wonder whether he’s ever crushed on one of his cast mates and he let on that some of the ladies from his upcoming movie, “The Best Man Holiday,” might have been on the receiving end of those admiring eyes.
Check out what he had to say in the video below and tell us who you think Morris was checking for from “The Best Man”?
Ladies, thank your lucky stars! Morris Chestnut is heading over to BET to star in a leading role! Not only will Mr. Chestnut be starring in this television show, he will also be a part of its development along with other projects for the network, according to the Humor Mill Mag.
This is a win all around as BET steps their game up to show that it is a serious network with serious capabilities, having just recently premiered Being Mary Jane, starring Gabrielle Union, to rave reviews, and having penned a multi-project deal with producers Salim and Mara Brock Akil.
Chestnut has plenty of experience in television, having just recently played the role of Dr. Ike Prentiss in the Showtime drama Nurse Jackie.
We look forward to seeing his acting chops in a lead television role as well as more of his production skills. Chestnut was a producer on the film Not Easily Broken with co-star Taraji Henson and the hit action film Takers with co-stars Idris Elba, Michael Ealy T.I., and Chris Brown. We also look forward to him reprising his role as the ever sexay football star Lance Sullivan in The Best Man Holiday coming to theaters this fall.
How do you think he’ll do on BET?
“He Opened It Up For Us Dark-skinned Brothers”: Morris Chestnut Speaks On Wesley Snipes Opening Doors For Darker Male Actors
Despite the fact that no matter how old he gets, he’ll always be one of the best looking brothers out there to many women, Morris Chestnut opened up during a sit-down interview with Hello Beautiful at Essence Festival in New Orleans about his struggles early on to get in the business as a dark-skinned actor. While folks were still drooling over the wave of light-skinned, curly haired male singers and actors dominating the industry, talented chocolate actors were getting the shaft according to Chestnut. So much so that he wound up naming his production company that he started back in the day, “Dark Skin Productions.” Yeah, it was that deep. Here’s what he had to say in front of a live audience when asked if dark-skinned males face the same type of discrimination in Hollywood as some women do:
“You’re talking to the right person, because when I was coming up, it was all about Prince, Michael Jackson, Jesse Jackson. So it was really difficult for me coming up. Matter of fact, my first production company when I started my production company was called ‘Dark Skin Productions,’ because it was difficult breaking in. And then, Wesley Snipes broke through, and he opened it up for us brothers, us dark-skinned brothers. Some of my boys, Shemar Moore, they’re light-skinned, they get theirs too. There’s enough for everybody.”
While the focus is often put on what dark-skinned women deal with (à la, the recent documentary Dark Girls), folks often forget that the brothas of a darker complexion have had their struggles as well in many ways. And even though Snipes’ career hasn’t been as strong in the past few years (mostly because of legal issues due to tax evasion), he definitely helped the Morris Chestnuts, the Taye Diggs and more get on and get taken seriously, whether he knows it or not.
I know what you’re thinking…how many trailers are these people going to put out? Well, we were thinking the same thing, but this one definitely gives us a better look at what we can expect from Best Man Holiday this fall.
In the colorful, nearly three-minute long extended trailer, aside from knowing that Nia Long’s character of Jordan is dating a white man (Eddie Cibrian), we learn that Harper (Taye Diggs) and Lance (Morris Chestnut) are still struggling to trust one another and rebuild their friendship 15 years later. Harper and Robin (Sanaa Lathan) are expecting a child, and Shelby (Melissa De Sousa) is STILL trying to get back with Julian (Harold Perrineau), or at least sleep with him, even those he’s happily married to Candy (Regina Hall), the stripper from Lance’s bachelor party years ago. And she has some secrets of her own.
According to Shadow and Act, fans can expect an “emotional rollercoaster” from this film, which is set to debut in theaters on November 15. While we were originally hoping they would leave the classic original as the only Best Man movie, it definitely looks like Best Man Holiday will bring the laughs…and of course, the drama.
Check out the trailer for yourself above and update us on your thoughts about the sequel and if you still think you will or won’t go see it!