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

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Sequel will go on without Whitney

Loretta, Angela and Terry McMillan have all been saying for months that a sequel, starring the original cast, had been set in motion. Bassett claimed, before her passing, that Whitney was on board for the project. Now that Whitney and Gregory Hines are both gone, Fox has announced that the project will still go forward. Fox 2000 Pictures president, Elizabeth Gabler said she doesn’t believe Whitney would want them to abandon the sequel.

“I don’t think she would want it to [cease]. It’s almost in her honor that we think to soldier on.”

Gabler also spoke about Whitney’s replacement.

“We literally have not talked about anybody for that part. Forest, I know, is just…grieving. He’d been the one who was speaking with her, updating [Houston] on its progress.”

At one point or another Oprah’s name was mentioned. Eek! Though Oprah can certainly act, I can’t imagine what role she’d play in the film. Either way, I’d still be down to see a sequel and I hope it comes together. What about you? Are you ready for Waiting to Exhale part two?

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