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And yes, that is hair that we see Lathan taking a pair of clippers to in a scene that was filmed early in the process.
"Because I helped develop the script, at first I was like, 'Oh, I'll just get a really expensive prosthetic,'" she says.
Thomas, follows Violet through a series of personal revelations and the hair journey that mirrors them.
She's processed, hot-combed and uptight to start, then a beauty shop mishap forces her to seek the help of a weave, finally at her nadir, she goes blonde, gets caught in the rain, and then shaves it all off in a cathartic, emotional scene.
Roles in love stories like 2000's put her in the date night heroine pantheon somewhere between the early-aughts Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon, especially with black audiences.
"I brought a wig, like a beautiful, long, silky wig. But, the bolder choice is my own hair.' I just needed a little bit of reassurance." The unanimous choice on set was her own hair. Somewhere on the path to , something new clicked into place for 47-year-old Lathan. "Culturally they tell you that once you get to a certain age, you can't do certain things. So, you have to define, When we entered the hotel lobby, she in sunglasses and toting a garment bag full of clothing from the morning photo shoot, I watched heads swivel in her direction with whatever the thing just shy of discretion is.Me, I'm sprawled out, maxing and relaxing, not a care in the world, like we've ordered too much pad thai take out and we're about to dive into our third Rick Famuyiwa movie on the couch at home. We were originally scheduled to have lunch, but when her photoshoot ran over, which they inevitable always do, a certain trendy eatery wouldn't hold our reservation. Perhaps the restaurant management did not remember the electric intensity of Lathan's work in , though she notes she's done the same developmental work on other projects without the title.Lathan checks—and not for the first time—to make sure my phone recorder is catching her answers over the French pop music out of the hotel speaker system. Lathan seemed not to mind and quickly suggested we settle for the lounge area back at her hotel. She's been toiling behind the scenes to guide the work she's putting into the world, she says, but the recognition is new., but in real life it seems like she might prefer football — or at least one football star in particular.The actress is reportedly dating San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.