Gabrielle Union And Jamie Foxx Go Off Script To Talk Hollywood, Haters, And Life
Gabrielle Union has proven herself to be a talented actress capable of seamlessly moving from comedy to drama for nearly two decades now. Pair her up with the equally talented Jamie Foxx and a few Grey Goose cocktails, and what you get is a carefree good time with plenty of laughs and engaging conversation.
Union first burst onto the Hollywood scene with the 90s teen comedy Bring It On, and since then has done everything from rom-coms like Think Like a Man to blockbuster action such as Bady Boys II. As Union told Foxx, the movie that made her fall in love with film was the one and only Grease. “I’ve always loved a musical, but Grease… the pink ladies, these girls were bad and seemed to have all the fun, all the dudes, and matching jackets,” said Union.
Foxx is a smooth and relaxing interviewer who doesn’t think twice about putting Union on the spot for a Grease quote. Whether it’s the Grey Goose loosening Foxx and Union up, or the fact that the pair has known each other for years, they have a natural rapport together.
It’s not all talk of Hollywood and career between the two — though there is plenty of that — but Union goes on to talk her personal life and where she is as a middle-aged woman. “I’m at an age where people told us there would be nothing for us and I kinda just categorically rejected that,” said Union.
The web series, Off Script, that pairs Jamie Foxx with celebrities for candid interviews delivers incredibly genuine conversation between two people. It’s obvious that there indeed is no script when Union and Foxx discuss the backlash one can get from sharing their opinion in today’s world. Just like life, the interview comes across as real and very off script.
On second thought, that last sentence might be a little untrue. The pair does go on script for a reading of a scene from 1992’s Boomerang, but that kind of hilarity gets a pass.