Angela Bassist is staring in the latest film “Olympus Has Fallen” which debuted at #2 at the box office over this weekend. During a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Angela revealed that producer are still working on a “Waiting To Exhale” script.
Here are excerpts of Angela discussing the film.
Last year Terry McMillian shared her thoughts on the sequel to “Waiting to Exhale,” and revealed that the film’s producers were still up in the air about Whitney Houston’s character, “Savannah Jackson.” What’s the latest status?
They’re still writing. One of our original producers, from the first “Exhale,” is on board. So that’s a good sign, but they’re still working on the script. It’s just how to deal with it [Whitney’s loss]. And probably the best way to deal with it is just deal with it. It’s like what happens in life, in a way. Life is about life in passing, living and dying, winning and losing. So that’s what I know so far.
If the producers decide to proceed with the storyline of “Savaanah,” is there anyone that you would like to see play the character?
Not off the top of my head. That would be interesting for the fans to decide. I wonder if they [the producers] have done any outreach that way. Who would the fans like to see, or what they would like to see. I don’t feel like replacing that character is the most respectful way to go, because in my heart I love Whitney and her work and the time that we shared together. Her role and her presence was just so important. I have a hard time replacing someone else in her shoes. I guess they wouldn’t have to do that. We would have to just come up with a brand new friend.
Are you ready for a sequel to Waiting to Exhale?