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Close Casting Calls
Could you see Sydney Poitier playing the role of King Jaffe or Vanessa Williams playing the role of Lisa McDowell? Both of these actors were considered for these respective roles. Vanessa Williams might have worked as Lisa but I can’t see Poitier taking on King Jaffe. That’s not really his style.