Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making of “Baby Boy”

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Singleton’s baby has the acting bug  

In an interview with Film Threat, John Singleton explained his most challenging scene in the film. It wasn’t any of the sex scenes or the violent ones; but rather a scene that involved a baby. The baby was actually Singleton’s daughter, Cleopatra and she was not having a good day. Singleton explained how they finally got it to work out. The baby was my year-and-a-half-year-old daughter and she kept crying in-between takes. When you see her in the movie and she’s smiling, that’s my hands holding her– not Tyrese’s. That was the most difficult scene to direct because I couldn’t get her to stop crying. I actually had a double baby, and I had the double baby do it and my daughter watch and finally I put her back in. Then she did it without crying because she didn’t want the double baby to get the scene. Looks like the little one was trying to get her shine on. That’s her, in the picture above, all grown up with Daddy at the premiere of Eddie Murphy’s Imagine That. That was back in 2009, so she probably doesn’t look like that anymore. Cute little girl, huh?

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