Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind the Making of “Poetic Justice”
How did Janet become Justice?
The opinion of Janet’s acting skills is completely subjective. While some feel her portrayal was noticeably weaker than Tupac’s, others thought her character’s plight and her interpretation of it was believable. Whether you loved or hated her acting, Janet, who was the wealthiest woman in show business at the time, had to do some serious work to prepare; because, let’s face it, nobody really saw Janet as just another “around the way girl.”
Entertainment Weekly reported that Singleton made Jackson gain 10 pounds, watch Sophia Loren in Two Women and apprentice in a South Central hair salon for a day. Singleton also introduced Janet to a few of his homegirls from his old neighborhood. A couple of the girls hit it off with Janet and ended up spending two months in her California home. Two women from the group even went on to become background dancers for Janet’s tour.