So the men either want to be the smooth, cool operator
type in a relationship and after that, they just want
to forget you exist! And the women, they want to be independent
hard-working princesses, or at least that’s the response
we got when we asked several people the question ‘If you
were a lead character in a romantic/love movie, who would
Angela Bassett. I have a great deal of respect
for her. If it’s personality, I would say an independent,
strong black female, doing her own thing. In control of
her life, so to speak. In other words, not TOO much chaos
going on. I just think that it’s so crucial for individuals,
in particular females, to establish themselves independently
before committing to a relationship as serious as marriage,
etc. I am a very large advocate of such endeavors for
Casanova. Legendary French womanizer. He’s a master
of the art of seduction, and there;s nothing like a consummate
player finally meeting his match.
Sanaa Lathan in her Brown Sugar role. She loved
what she did for a living and was hard-working and successful.
She was sincere in her own way, I guess she was human.
Lucky from Poetic Justice.
The character in
the movie is just a regular, intelligent, hardworking
and well read guy trying to improve himself and his life.
It just so happens that in the movie his life has connected
him with the beautiful and talented Justice (played by
Janet Jackson, whom I wouldn't mind as a love interest
might I add muhaha... ha). At first they butt heads time
and time again, and the relationship seems to be going
nowhere fast, but at a random family reunion they realize
they share the same views about a lot of things, including
domestic and social violence. From there on a platonic
relationship is the least they will end up. I would love
to play this character first of all because I can relate
to his personality in a lot of ways (hardworking, risk
taker and optimistic) and because it represents an aspect
of real life that a lot of people are afraid to touch
in movies and reality. Intelligent black people trying
to make a better way for each other (legally) and as a
bonus finding love on the way there. That's how it is
meant to be... and Janet Jackson would be my onscreen
lova lova haha. You can't beat that with a bat... nope
Jim Carey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless
mind. I feel just like he and I think that it was great
that he could erase his exes out of his life. It’s funny
though, how she just kept coming back into his life.
Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind. He was his
own man and he made and followed his own rules. He also
had integrity and always did what was right ( in his own
way). And of course, he was suave and debonair.
The Princess in sleeping beauty. Because the princess
is always the prettiest in the movie. And so I’d fit perfectly!
Jack Black from High Fidelity because he was such
an entertaining character who suffered from none of the
issues of being in love and inevitably helps the main