“A lot of people have this misconception that I do stand-up or that I do comedy and I’ve really never done stand up or comedy. I’ve only studied acting and I’ve been able to build a comedic character,” actress Regina Hall says about doing her latest film, “When The Bough Breaks” with fellow actor, Morris Chestnut.
Her and Morris worked together when fans saw her in her breakout role nearly 20 years ago. Hall, a D.C. native and Immaculata graduate, made her film debut in 1999 playing a stripper named Candy in“The Best Man.” She enters a penthouse suite bachelor party for Lance (Morris Chestnut), concealed by other dancers, and we see a flash of her face before she disappears into another room.
Candy is the star of the show, with her own entrance music — Cameo’s 1986 hit “Candy” — as she comes out in a bustier and thong covered by a chain-like skirt. It was a tricky scene; by definition, bachelor parties are raucous, raunchy affairs, and this was a bachelor party for an all-star pro running back. It was undoubtedly the scene that net “Best Man” its R rating. At the same time, Hall had to show enough restraint that Julian (Harold Perrineau) is motivated to follow her into the street and quote Audre Lorde at her because he’s instantly head over heels for her. She ends up being his date for Lance’s wedding.
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