NIA LONG LOOKS FLAWLESS ON THE COVER OF JET; DISHES ON HER CAREER, FAMILY AND “THE BEST MAN” SEQUEL

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Nia Long is the best example of the saying “black don’t crack.”  At the age of 42, the actress looks amazing on the cover of JET Magazine for their April 8th issue.

In the issue, she discusses the upcoming sequel to The Best Man, her career, and her relationship with former NBA player Ime Udoka, who is also the father of her youngest son.  See a few excerpts from the interview below:

On doing the sequel, The Best Man Holiday 15 years later:

“We made magic together— so many people say that to me. And because I love the cast. The film’s director, Malcolm Lee, has been talking about it for some time and finally announced his plan during a recent cast reunion dinner.”

On what she would be if she wasn’t acting:

“I wanted to be a pediatrician. One of the most life-changing challenges I experienced growing up was realizing that there simply wasn’t enough money for me to go to college. So I decided to focus on working. I promised that I’d give myself one year from the day I graduated from high school to make moves in the business. I was acting since I was 15, and I really wanted to help my mom, who was struggling.”

On her relationship with Ime Udoka:

“Ime and I are very much a family. We’re both committed to being good to each other and being great parents. He operates on faith, and we share that. If not, it would be difficult to maintain with him working as a coach in San Antonio. The challenge is the times when I’m exhausted and here with the kids by myself. I have homework, bath time, dinner, laundry and all the other things that every mother has to do because, in essence, I’m physically a part-time single mom.”

I’m so glad that after 15 years, we’re finally getting a sequel for  The Best Man.  That’s one movie that I could watch over and over again, it never gets old.  It’s also great that all the original cast members are returning.  Nia Long revealed that they will begin filming in Toronto next month.  The Best Man Holiday is expected to be in theaters November 19th.

You can read the full interview over at JET.

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