Morris Chestnut is taking a break from the small screen and returning to the big screen this Friday when he joins Regina Hall and newcomer Jaz Sinclair in the upcoming thriller “When the Bough Breaks”.
In the film which is directed by Jon Cassar, Hall and Chestnut play a married couple who use a surrogate to carry their child, but the surrogate they choose played by Sinclair, turns out to be mentally unstable and things go horribly wrong for everyone involved.
In speaking on how she got the role Sinclair told the Knockturnal, “Well it was a multi-step process. I had took a few auditions I met with some people at Sony, and I met the director. It was a long process for sure.” Upon how she received the news that she would be starring in the film Sinclair said, “I was in North Carolina. I was on a jog and I was like what no way like I didn’t even believe it. I was hoping for it of course and at this point I had met the director and that went well. But to finally get the yes because as an actress so often it’s like almost not quick almost a little more this a little less that so when you finally hear a yes it feels so good.” When asked how she was able to play the character so well and if she ever experienced feelings and relationships like her character in the film Sinclair told The Knockturnal, “Actually yeah, but not over the edge like that. But like I mean if you’ve ever had your heart broken, that first heart break can make you a little crazy. I was like emotional a wreck crazy versus I’m gonna kill you and take your baby crazy. But I can definitely relate to that helpless feeling of wanting something you can’t have.”
Chestnut and Hall who have worked together in the past on films such as the The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday spoke about working with Sinclair in which Morris expressed his being impressed by the young actress, “Jaz was great, she was incredible. Just watching her go through her process and the way she approached the role. To be that young. I was around that age when I did Boyz N Tha Hood. I was just happy to be on set. She was very focused , she’s pretty impressive.”
When Hall spoke about her character and the lengths that she went to protect her marriage and unborn child she stated, “I mean I think I would go that far. I think the conditions were allowed because her and her husband had such a strong marriage. I think because he stayed strong and they’ve never had to address that in their relationship before and she could believe him. I remember I was looking at a story about a woman, a guy hijacked her car in DC (she died) the baby lived. She held on to the bumper of the car and didn’t let go, she was dragged. So I thought wow what a woman would do for her baby.”
Chestnut will return to the small screen in Rosewood, and Hall will co-star with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah in the upcoming movie Girl Trip next year. When the Bough Breaks will arrive at theaters everywhere on Friday, September 9th.