*Although the cast and filmmakers of the new comedy “Think Like a Man” are quite proud of the African American presence both in front of and behind the camera, they’re hoping that non-black viewers won’t stay away from the movie believing the subject matter is not relatable.
“The script was so good that if you would’ve taken us out and plugged in Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Gosling, and it had totally been cast in a different direction, all of the themes would have still been applicable,” said cast member Terrence J of BET’s “106 & Park.”
“And you could’ve probably still had most of the same jokes because it was that universal of a storyline of love and relationships,” he continued. “Those are the core things of the human experience. Everybody can relate to this film because it’s so universal and it does transcend.”
The film follows four men realize their significant others have been taking relationship tips from Harvey’s best-selling book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” and use the book’s teachings to give the ladies a taste of their own medicine. Terrence J’s character Michael is in a relationship with Candace, played by Regina Hall.
Below, the actress says she also hopes the film, opening nationwide on April 20, will attract a diverse audience.