Angela was really in love when she made this movie
After Bassett was nominated for the Academy Award for her role as Tina Turner, work came pouring in. She was so busy grinding, that she had to plan her wedding to fellow actor, Courtney B. Vance, as she was also filming Stella. The film even interfered with her plans a little bit. The filming date kept getting pushed further and further back, making it difficult for the couple to pick a date. Eventually they chose October 17th, almost a month after she’d started shooting.