Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind the Making of “Waiting to Exhale”

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McMillan on the film

Terry had a large hand in the actual production of the film. She told Ebony that they wanted to keep the production as black as possible. And with 70 percent of the crew being black, you could say they accomplished that. As far as the cast, McMillan was partial to Loretta Devine, saying that she was the most natural. In that same Ebony article, at the end of the day this is what she said she wanted audiences to take from the movie:

“Black women “love and care for Black men,” and that they are not always jealous and envious of each other. “We really are supportive and have a sense of sisterhood, at least intelligent women do,” she says. “We all want to be loved and appreciated, without being taken advantage of. We want to know that someone’s got our back, because we want them [Black men] to know that we’ve got theirs.”

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