Nia Long and Chris Tucker
Nia Long has gone on a few dates with some very funny men. One of those men was Chris Tucker, her co-star in the hit comedy Friday. She said around the time they made that film, she inadvertently stunted on him because the more established actress was riding around in a BMW while the up-and-coming comedian was getting around in a jalopy.
“I bought myself a BMW. It was so cute. I was shooting Friday at the time, and Chris Tucker and I saw each other on the freeway, on the way to the set. I was going [Waves, imitates honking.] ‘Toot, toot!’ in my car. He had a busted window with a pizza box over it because he couldn’t afford to fix the window! We get to work and he goes, ‘When I grow up, I want to be just like you.'”
A few years later they went on a date, and Tucker was doing a lot better as he was a movie star.
“Cut to—all the money he made. Two years ago, we go out to dinner and he picked me up in—ready?—a Phantom Rolls-Royce, which—I couldn’t even figure out how to get the damn car door opened. I said to him: ‘Oh, you want to be like me? I think the tables have turned.’”