Vivica A. Fox has teased fans of the television show Empire with the potential of a full-length feature movie.The 55-year-old actress appeared on the TV show Extra and told host Billy Bush a film finale of the acclaimed hip-hop drama may well be on the…
Vivica A. Fox has teased fans of the television show Empire with the potential of a full-length feature movie.
The 55-year-old actress appeared on the TV show Extra and told host Billy Bush a film finale of the acclaimed hip-hop drama may well be on the cards.
“I’m hoping once coronavirus is over, we can get a two-hour finale movie of ‘Empire’ for the fans,” she revealed, adding, “that last script (of the show) is going to be off the chain.”
When Bush asked if the idea had been discussed by producers, Fox affirmed: “Absolutely… Lee Daniels, who is the creator of the show, mentioned it and said the fans would welcome that with open arms.”
Fox then touched on the subject of cast member Jussie Smollett, who has not appeared on Empire since 2019 after being accused of faking a hate crime.
She said the show would welcome Smollett back for a finale, claiming: “Oh, listen, we love Jussie. Jussie will always be family…The fans miss Jussie. I would welcome him back if we did the finale, absolutely.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Fox clarified a previous comment that she would like Zendaya to take the part of her daughter in any Kill Bill sequel.
Elucidating that she was pressed by a reporter for a name of someone to play her on-screen daughter, Fox said, “I was just answering a question, to be very honest with you, and I’m just waiting for the call like everybody else that we’re gonna make ‘Kill Bill 3.’”
She emphasised, “I would never kick the original actress Ambrosia Kelley to the curb like that.”
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Vivica A. Fox wants Zendaya to play her onscreen daughter in a possible Kill Bill sequel.The actress, who played Vernita Green in the 2003 movie, shared last month that director Quentin Tarantino and her co-star Uma Thurman had discussed reprising thei…
Vivica A. Fox wants Zendaya to play her onscreen daughter in a possible Kill Bill sequel.
The actress, who played Vernita Green in the 2003 movie, shared last month that director Quentin Tarantino and her co-star Uma Thurman had discussed reprising their roles for a possible third movie, and was later asked who she thinks should play her daughter.
“I haven’t got any official word… I had a feeling that hopefully (Tarantino) was waiting on (the actress who plays) my daughter to grow up a little bit,” Fox explained to NME.
“But then I was doing an interview and they asked ‘What young actress would you get to play your daughter?’ and I was like ‘No, Ambrosia (Kelley)!’ but they meant an established actress,” she added, referring to the young actress who played her daughter Nikki in the first film.
And when prompted for her views on recasting the role, Fox revealed she already had someone in mind
“So I went, Zendaya! How hot would that be? And that would probably green light this project. Because her and Uma are both very tall, and it would just be kick-butt, and I love her,” she smiled. “Hopefully now we can put that out, like ‘Tarantino, cast Zendaya!’ And spark his interest to put it on the fast track. Wouldn’t it be amazing?”
While she’s happy to consider new names for her onscreen daughter, the 55-year-old isn’t so keen to see someone else play Vernita.
“I’d get on the phone with my agent immediately, making sure that I could be a part of it,” she insisted. “Tarantino has a great way of figuring out how to bring a character back even if they died, in a flashback or something. People have been waiting, and I’m in the waiting line too!”
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Vivica A. Fox “couldn’t pass up” the opportunity to reunite with Liam Hemsworth on crime thriller Arkansas.The 55-year-old plays Her, the love interest of Vince Vaughn’s drug kingpin character Frog, in the new movie, and explained that the chance to te…
Vivica A. Fox “couldn’t pass up” the opportunity to reunite with Liam Hemsworth on crime thriller Arkansas.
The 55-year-old plays Her, the love interest of Vince Vaughn’s drug kingpin character Frog, in the new movie, and explained that the chance to team up once again with her Independence Day: Resurgence co-star was a no-brainer.
“The only thing that led to confusion was when I read the script. It came as an offer at first, and once I heard that it was a film with Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn, I didn’t need to hear any more. I was like, ‘Liam and Vince Vaughn?’ and they’re like, ‘Yeah!’ So, I was like, ‘Absolutely!'” she laughed.
Fox told The Hollywood Reporter that she enjoyed working with Hemsworth so much on the 2016 sci-fi sequel, which was the follow-up to the 1996 classic Independence Day, that she jumped at the chance to star alongside him once again.
“It was a direct offer; I didn’t have to audition, and Liam and I had worked together on Independence Day: Resurgence. So, getting the chance to work with him again was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” Fox explained.
Elsewhere in the interview, she revealed she considers herself and Jackie Brown star Pam Grier as some of the original action heroines.
“We were original with it. We came first, but that’s what we’re supposed to do. For me, Pam Grier was that original, kicka*s, bad chick. So, the fact that I can pass that baton to the generation next to me is cool, and they’re even bigger and badder,” she quipped.
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Vivica A. Fox dropped two dress sizes while undergoing intense training for her fight scene with Uma Thurman in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.The actress played assassin Vernita Green in Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 revenge thriller, and in one memorable moment from t…
Vivica A. Fox dropped two dress sizes while undergoing intense training for her fight scene with Uma Thurman in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.
The actress played assassin Vernita Green in Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 revenge thriller, and in one memorable moment from the movie, Fox’s character has a fight to the death with Thurman’s scorned protagonist Beatrix ‘The Bride’ Kiddo.
The 55-year-old reflected on the intense preparation she underwent to get herself ready for the complex scene, and revealed that she worked out so much she dropped a few dress sizes.
“Oh my God, I trained for six months. I literally went from a size 8 to a size 2,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “It was intense and gruelling, but I loved every single bump and bruise.”
And the actress certainly had a lot of bumps from her physical encounter with Thurman.
“I’ll never forget the fourth and final day of filming the fight; I counted 30 bruises on my body, and I was proud of every single one of them. I earned them,” Fox gushed.
During the fight scene, former assassin Beatrix finally kills Vernita with a knife to the heart, and Fox revealed that it was done without any special effects, just editing trickery.
“We actually did that in two takes. I nailed it on the first take, and Quentin couldn’t believe it. He was like, ‘Your hair even died in slow motion. It was wet and stuck…'” she laughed. “If you look at how I go out… he went, “That’s beautiful!”
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Vivica A. Fox would love to reunite with Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino for Kill Bill Vol. 3.The actress played assassin Vernita Green in Kill Bill Vol. 1 back in 2003, with her brutal showdown against Thurman’s Beatrix Kiddo sparking the possibilit…
Vivica A. Fox would love to reunite with Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino for Kill Bill Vol. 3.
The actress played assassin Vernita Green in Kill Bill Vol. 1 back in 2003, with her brutal showdown against Thurman’s Beatrix Kiddo sparking the possibility of a third movie in the saga involving her character’s daughter.
Tarantino himself has previously teased the idea of following Nikki, played by Ambrosia Kelley, as she avenges her mother’s death, and Fox is on board with the rumoured project.
“Oh my gosh, I can’t wait. It rears its ugly head every couple of years,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “They’ll say, ‘So, Vivica, Kill Bill 3, they’re trying to make a sequel to all your movies,’ and I’m like, ‘I think they’re waiting for my daughter to grow up.’ And then you always hear that Quentin falls in and out of love with Hollywood. He’s like, ‘I’m done, I’m back, I’m done.'”
Fox confirmed that Tarantino and Thurman have been in talks to discuss a third Kill Bill movie, and she’s looking forward to her character getting her long-awaited revenge.
“So, the latest I’ve heard is that him and Uma have been talking, and I’d love for them to figure it out (sic). Quentin is great with flashbacks and figuring out some kind of way to make his characters alive again in a film. So, I’m really hoping that Vernita Green gets her revenge,” the 55-year-old added.
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Vivica A. Fox is less than impressed by Issa Rae’s plans reboot her 1996 crime drama Set It Off.Vivica starred alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and Kimberly Elise in the film, which told the story of a group of women desperate to rob a Los …
Vivica A. Fox is less than impressed by Issa Rae’s plans reboot her 1996 crime drama Set It Off.
Vivica starred alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and Kimberly Elise in the film, which told the story of a group of women desperate to rob a Los Angeles bank.
It was reported recently that Issa is in the early stages of developing a new version of the film but, when asked about the prospect by Entertainment Tonight, Vivica was less than accepting of the remake plan.
“It’s a classic, leave it alone,” the actress responded, bluntly, after “pulling a face”, according to the outlet. “There’s absolutely no reason to try to redo it. It’s been done, and we did it so well, that people are absolutely going to compare it to that and I think that’s her taking on a tremendous chore because that film has become a cult classic and some things are just better left.”
Continuing to state that Issa will face a massive backlash if she gets the reboot wrong, Vivica, 55, added: “Like, create your own franchise. If you want to do a new film of girls robbing banks, create your own thing. You can make it up to date. We did that film in 1996. We are in 2019, going into 2020. So, create your own thing because people are absolutely going to compare it to it, and she’ll probably, if it’s not good, they’re going to slay her for it.”
Issa’s version of Set It Off is to be written by Syreeta Singleton and Nina Gloster. It will be released through her production company lssa Rae Productions, according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter.
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Vivica A. Fox is backing wrestler Ronda Rousey’s bid to become part of a possible Kill Bill 3. Fox played Copperhead in the original movie, which was split into two parts, and she is now urging director Quentin Tarantino to consider writing a third in…
Vivica A. Fox is backing wrestler Ronda Rousey’s bid to become part of a possible Kill Bill 3.
Fox played Copperhead in the original movie, which was split into two parts, and she is now urging director Quentin Tarantino to consider writing a third installment.
And she thinks Mile 22 star Rousey would be the perfect star.
“I love Ronda Rousey,” Fox tells TMZ. “So, you come join the Kill Bill franchise, ’cause we love kick-butt chicks and it’s excellent casting for you to play Uma’s daughter.
“And you can fight my daughter! And then Uma can be in the background talking about throwing blows on it. All right, I think that’s excellent casting… It’s been 15 years, so Quentin come on back.”
Ronda made it clear she would love to play the daughter of Uma’s character, Beatrix Kiddo, in a Kill Bill sequel last month (Jul18), telling the news outlet, “I wanna be a grown-up B.B. in Kill Bill 3 with Quentin Tarantino.”
And it appears Tarantino could have a very easy time casting the film should he decide to make another Kill Bill – The Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg has already revealed she’s keen to play Copperhead’s kid in the next instalment.
The ladies will all have to wait a while to hear if Quentin has another Kill Bill in him – the filmmaker is currently directing Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie in period drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is set in the late 1960s around the events that led to pregnant actress Sharon Tate’s brutal death at the hands of serial killer Charles Manson’s cult members The Family.
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Vivica A. Fox has credited Uma Thurman with teaching her how to be “more manipulative” to get what she wants after learning the hard way on the set of Kill Bill. The star recalls receiving a few words of advice from Thurman after clashing with directo…
Vivica A. Fox has credited Uma Thurman with teaching her how to be “more manipulative” to get what she wants after learning the hard way on the set of Kill Bill.
The star recalls receiving a few words of advice from Thurman after clashing with director Quentin Tarantino while working on the 2003 action movie, and Fox admits it’s a lesson she’s treasured ever since.
“Sometimes you gotta learn to get out of your own way…,” she shared on U.S. show The Talk. “There’s an old saying that you can get a lot more with sugar than vinegar, and I have learned that myself!
“I’ve worked with some amazing people, like when I worked with Uma Thurman on Kill Bill, she told me that I had to learn to be a bit more manipulative to get things to go my way, and I appreciate that she took me to the side, because the movie was her movie, and she could have been like, ‘Yo, get on over there, I ain’t got time (sic). It’s my part, let me do my kicks,’ and she wasn’t (like that).”
“Every Friday we were critiqued by our director Quentin Tarantino, and one week, I just had enough of his critiques!,” Fox laughed. “I was like, ‘Are we doing anything right?’ and I was gonna act out, and she (Thurman) stopped me from doing so, and I appreciated that she did, because she said, ‘Vivica, he has the right to fire you. It’s his project. Know your place, play your position, stay in your lane.’
“That’s a lesson that I share. That, and sometimes we just have to learn to attack it (an issue) intelligently.”
Thurman’s wise words are among those featured in Vivica’s new self-help book, Every Day I’m Hustling.
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