Did You Miss It? Angela Bassett Says She’d ‘Absolutely’ Love To Star in ‘Waiting in Exhale’ Reboot

Published: Thursday 28th Jan 2021 by Rashad

Not even two months after movie lovers were first sent into a frenzy about a TV-adapted reboot of classic 90’s film, ‘Waiting to Exhale’ (which celebrated its 25th anniversary in December), speculation began mounting about who among today’s crop of actresses would float the revamp and who among its surviving cast (Lela Rochon, Loretta Devine, Angela Bassett) would reprise their original roles.

When Devine first broke the news of the venture, she expressed interest in reassuming her role as the feisty hairdresser “Gloria ‘Glo’ Matthews” (click here to see that).

More recently, the Academy and EMMY award nominated Bassett visited CBS morning talk show, ‘The Talk,’ to dish about her interest in reuniting with the film’s writer – Terry McMillan – to reprise her portrayal of the fiery “Bernadine Harris.”

Did you miss the discussion when it first aired? Look inside to see it:


As we previously reported, the movie’s reboot will come in the form of an ABC television show directed by Lee Daniels.

While its cast has yet to be announced, That Grape Juice is eyeing a few actresses we hope are top contenders for the main roles.  Click here to see our picks.

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  1. What Would Whitney Do January 28, 2021

    Before the housewife bitchezz trying to kill each other these are the original ladies of class Whitney died before mom in the next one. Angela getts new man.

    these are the original ladies of class

  2. YAHSHUA IS COMING January 29, 2021

    I’m here for it. Do NOT recast the whitney character. Introduce someone new. Put Janet in it because she is an AMAZING actress. Her performance in why did I get married too was so flawless

  3. Nippian February 20, 2021

    No studio wanted to risk Waiting To Exhale without Whitney. Terry McMillan actually wanted to recast Savannah for Getting to Happy and the studio would not budge. Terry also refused to write in a new character saying Savannah should be in the movie. So that is why that sequel crashed and burned. Whitney is a tough act to follow not because of her acting but because she was such a powerhouse titan in terms of her celebrity. Who else could bring that kind of star power to the movie? No one. Just let it go not here for Lee Daniels getting his messy hands on any of it either.

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