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

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John Singleton says he is Jody  

Jody is such a rich character that it’s no surprise that he would have at least been inspired by someone real. Actually, that person is John Singleton, John Singleton if his life had taken a different path. Jody is my ID. Jody is me if I never went to college, never left my mother’s house or if I went to jail. He’s the total flipside of me. I was able to, in writing Jody, I was able to play and be 20-years-old with no responsibility. That was fun for me. It’s always scary to think of what would have happened if things had gone down a bit differently in our lives.

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