Regina Hall is excited to be bringing back Girls Trip and its shenanigans to the big screen for a sequel.
Although a second movie has not been officially confirmed yet, the Scary Movie star has teased the return of her 2017 character, lifestyle guru Ryan Pierce, in the hilarious movie about four friends taking a staycation.
The actress, who is promoting a new comedy Little, starred in the title – the highest grossing comedy worldwide at the time – with Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk about the calls from fans for a second installment, Regina admitted that she is on the edge of her seat just like the rest of us.
She said: On this one, I am as excited as everyone else to find out. Ive heard theyve got ideas and Im scared. Im like “oh no, where are the girls going to go?”. I dont know, but obviously, Id like to see us in more shenanigans.
But Im looking forward to moving the story forward. We definitely have to have a narrative that is just as funny and also not the same, so it would be interesting to see what the writers come up with.
The 48-year-old is starring as Jordan Sanders, a ruthless tech genius in the fantasy comedy Little, alongside 14-year-old Black-ish star Marsai Martin and Insecure actor Issa Rae.
The story is inspired by Tom Hanks hit Big, and follows Jordan as she magically turns back into a little girl – portrayed by teen actor Marsai – at a point when adulthood becomes too difficult to handle.
Cinemagoers may be surprised to know that the movie was the idea of her young co-star who, at the age of 10, first pitched the idea and now holds the title as the youngest executive producer of a major Hollywood motion picture in history.
This accomplishment is something Regina is pretty proud of.
It was wonderful to see young minds doing that, she told us beaming.
On the importance of actors become producers she added: You have to do what you are inspired to do – but I think its important if you want to see more diverse roles and more diverse opportunities.
Of course, Regina knows what she is talking about as the executive producer of Little – alongside young Marsai – and a prominent figure in Black Hollywood. Following her rising status in the scene in the late 90s and early Noughties, all thanks to her success with Love And Basketball and The Best Man, the star has been able to maintain her mark with a loyal fanbase.
Little stars three dark-skinned black women and could easily be labelled as a black movie, even though race does not take centre stage of the plot.
When asked if such labelling bothered her, The Hate U Give star took a trip down memory lane reminiscing her early career in black Hollywood.
She explained: I dont think we have to look at that term as less than. Im very proud to say that Im in a black movie. Im in a black movie with black people and black audiences. If that translates to other audiences then lucky for them.
Referring to Marvels global success with hit Black Panther – a majority black cast – she said that as long as the privilege does not marginalise others, calling a film a black movie does not need to be a bad thing.
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