Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind the Making of “Poetic Justice”
Did the cast get along?
After word got out about Janet requesting an AIDS test for Pac, rumors that the cast didn’t get along began to swirl. We’ll never know for sure but several of the cast members, including Tupac, have said that filming was a good experience. Regina King and Maya Angelou sang praises about Singleton. Angelou said:
“He listens to how people talk. He has a good ear. So when it comes time for him to replicate that dialogue, he is able to do it honestly.”
And Regina King said John has a “gift of seeing something in people and pulling it out.”
King has also spoken a couple of times about Tupac’s loyalty. The first day of rehearsal King was in a car accident and was late. When she finally arrived she had no transportation. She said Tupac took care of her. He took her to the police station to sort out the details of the accident, took her to lunch and just really looked out. She said he was a good man. We believe it.
Listen to the full clip of Regina talking about working with Pac here at the 4:10 mark.