Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “The Best Man”

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Would Taye Diggs have told his best friend? 

The movie raises a good question in the fact that it makes audiences wonder if they had slept with a friend’s fiancée whether they would tell the friend about that sexual encounter. An interviewer asked Taye this question and this is what he had to say:

I think that subconsciously Harper wanted all his friends to find out. That’s why he writes the book in the first place. On the surface his character was ignorant but deep deep down he realized that they should know about what happened and he felt guilty. The way he dealt with his guilt was through writing and he convinced himself that nobody would ever find out, which is where he went wrong. We all make mistakes like that, sleeping with somebody who we shouldn’t have or kissing a girl when we know it is wrong. Me personally, outside of the book I don’t know that I would have told either. I’m an advocate of the old adage, ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.’ If you realize that what you did was wrong and you know that it’s not going to get back at anybody, in a lot of ways confessing will aggravate the problem even more. I’m not saying I’m not an advocate of being honest, but let’s face it, honesty works best when both parties are understanding.

What do you think you would have done in that same situation?

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