Fans of beloved 1995 classic Waiting To Exhale might just have their hearts thrilled once again as sequel is possibly in the works, Loretta Devine disclosed.
The hit movie follows the journey of four friends as they navigate love, motherhood, and career, looking for ways to exhale through it all.
The classic based on Terry McMillan’s 1992 novel of the same name stars Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon, Gregory Hines, Dennis Haysbert.
The movie marked Forrest Whitaker’s directorial debut and word is the award winner is on board to direct the film again.
Dishing on the sequel, Emmy and NAACP Image award-winning actress Loretta Devine was a guest on The Tamron Hall Show and she gave an update:
“I know that Terry [McMillan] and I think Lee Daniels are working on something because he’s been trying to get Waiting to Exhale back for so many years because it changed so much for everybody, not just Black women but also so many shows came out of that with the same girlfriend format that they used,” she said.
Speaking on the successful movie adaptation and its major influence in the black world, Devine said: “It changed so much for everybody, not just Black women, but also so many shows came out of that with the same girlfriend format that they used.”
Opening further on the reboot, the actress said it might follow the children of the four main characters. “I think they’re doing something about the kids of the women and I think that’s going to be coming out. So look forward. There’s a lot of stuff that’s being developed to look forward to,” she said.
Hall expressed how much seeing four Black women support one another on screen meant to her. “It’s been such a long time not seeing a friendship movie with women of color who are independent,” said the Daytime Emmy winning host.
“This was such a milestone moment for me in my life to see you and that cast together,” she told Devine.