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Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan & Taye Diggs Cover JET Magazine [Nov. 25]

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Nia Long, Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan collectively cover the Nov. 25 issue of JET magazine.

The trip are on a promo run, as they gear up for the release of their movie The Best Man Holiday. Check out an excerpt from their feature below.

Nia Long on getting the sequel to Best Man made:

“It wasn’t like we were just able to make this movie; we had to go through a process. So I feel successful in that alone….”

Sanaa Lathan on the portrayal of African-Americans in films:
“We as moviegoers want to see ourselves. A lot of Black films that have been out lately have been of a certain…stereotype and humor. This has a lot more depth. It’s not fitting the mold of what’s out now.

Taye Diggs on how movies have evolved since The Best Man:
“Our films were really starting to explode and it was an interesting time. But then, people started making movies without us in them…Sadly, we’re still slaves to a system we don’t really control.”

Best Man Holiday opens in theaters on November 15.

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Nia Long Covers JET Magazine [April]

Nia Long’s JET Magazine Cover + Interview Snippets

 

 

Nia Long graces this week’s cover of JET magazine. In this issue,  which applauds Nia for  being fearless at 40, the actress discusses motherhood, success and friends in the industry. Read some snippets from her feature below.

On friends in the industry:
My social circle is a little bit different and so much better. You know every now and then you go through your Blackberry and go, ‘OK, is this person really worth taking up my megabytes?”‘ (Laughing)

On her success in Hollywood:
I’m very direct, always has been. But I think motherhood and maturing has definitely given me a level of compassion that is a lot more constructive, in terms of dealing with people…business. I just think I have a lot more insight on life and people. I live my life with INTEGRITY and HONESTY and sometimes it can be mistaken for arrogance, but it’s not arrogance at all. I have more patience with things of value in my life and less patience for the nonsense

On maturing into a grown woman and mother:
…It tickles me. I’m like, wow, I wasn’t even a mom then. I was just a young girl and I thought I knew everything and I’m such a different woman. It’s a moment in time where you can really reflect on who you were and that’s why film is so great because it’s timeless.
[“The Best Man”] does feel like yesterday, but then it feels like, ‘Who is that person I’m looking at?’ Forget about the character I’m playing, who is that woman, because I’m so different from who she was. The things that mattered to me back then don’t matter right now.

Ebony magazine celebrates 65-years by reenacting past covers

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Ebony magazine has been in circulation for  65-years. The magazine has had some of the most prominent figures in politics, music and the media grace its covers over the years.  To commemorate the occasion, the magazine decided to revisit some of its most memorable covers with today’s hottest stars. Usher, Jurnee Smolliet,  Samuel L. Jackson, Taraji Henson, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Yolanda Adams, and Regina King are just some of the people who took part in this special collector’s edition.  See if you can guess which figures each celebrity is portraying.

Source: EBONY

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