Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind the Making of “Love Jones”

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How did the Two Love Birds get the Part?

Witcher has said that when he wrote the movie he had Jada Pinkett in mind. She read the script and even liked the movie but decided to pass on it. Eventually, Witcher met Nia Long through an executive who recommended her. Nia’s process was relatively smooth but both Larenz and Witcher had doubts about making this film together. Tate was hesitant about working with a first time director and Witcher didn’t know if Larenz could handle this type of role, considering he had just played O-Dog in Menace II Society. But the studio wanted Tate and he liked the script. Witcher eventually screen tested Long and Tate together and showed the result to his female friends. They said that the two had a spark and the rest is history.

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