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It’s almost like she hired me because she couldn’t find somebody else.
There wasn’t a lot of joy and there wasn’t a lot of trust in me.
One of the most challenges aspects of the shoot was learning how to play basketball.“I had to go through so much to get the part and in all the basketball scenes, [they] surrounded me with real ballplayers,” Lathan revealed.
In this case, it's her coming up against her own prejudices. You have an idea of what you want and what you think will make you happy and then you come up against it and it doesn't, then what? I was a little nervous at first cause you never know with first time directors.
“I had a dance background, but I had never picked up a basketball.
Gina and the producers really wanted a basketball player that could act as opposed to an actress they could teach to play basketball. READ MORE: Gina Prince-Bythewood on directing ‘Cloak & Dagger’ pilot‘Love & Basketball’ tells the story of a young Black couple navigating the competitive world of sports before eventually falling for each other. I would always get to the last step and then they would throw in another basketball player.”Lathan also noted that the producers gave the basketball player acting coaches.“They would always do a basketball audition for me, which was just the worst,” she said.
But she’s very gracious, and I know it’s gotta be tough, but she seems to handle it very well. She smiled and shook his hand and told him it was OK.
Anytime you’re out with her, people will be coming up.” Love & Basketball begat a series of charming, mid-aughts films told from the shamefully rare black female perspective, starring Lathan as various intelligent, independent women impervious to love until a Diggs or an Epps or a Wesley Snipes or a Simon Baker comes along and tears down her walls (sometimes literally, because they’re in the businesses of landscaping and construction, jobs that are very sexy in the movies but not when someone is performing them loudly outside your window).
Lathan also savored the lack of ageism inherent in the movie’s plot: “It’s just me onscreen, and I have two hot guys fighting over me and I’m not 20 years old,” she says.