During a sit down with Black Film, Vivica A. Fox discussed reprising her role in the upcoming sequel to Independence Day.
On familiar faces: “I just started this week and walking back on that set and working with Jeff Goldblum and Roland Emmmerich the director, it was like the first film was yesterday. We are so blessed that the audience has been so hungry for this sequel to happen. Unfortunately, Will (Smith) decided that he didn’t want to come back. I’m working with a young up and coming actor named Jesse Usher, who has all the wonderful qualities that will remind you of Will but he’s playing my son. I’m glad that they chose Jesse Usher and Will gave them his blessing when they cast him. So, we’re going to hold it down and the sci-fi audience are so faithful that I think the sequel will be successful.”
On where Jasmine is now: “I will not be on the pole. She was a stripper with a heart of gold, and who had said that she was doing it because the money was good. Now she’s a hospital administrator and she’s running the hospital and I’m glad that they moved her character forward as a woman.”
The film also stars Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, DeObia Oparei, Sela Ward, Patrick St. Esprit and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Independence Day 2 will be in theaters June 24, 2016.