Just in time for Throwback Thursday, two stars from Friday reunited.
Angela Means, who played Felisha, and Kathleen Bradley, who played Mrs. Parker, came together for an interview on Billy Griffin and the Groovonus radio show this week. The ladies snapped a couple of photos before and after the sit down— showing how well they’ve aged.
The F. Gary Gray film — starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, John Witherspoon and Regina King — hit theaters 22 years ago. An instant hit, it has remained a classic because of its hilarious lines and accurate portrayal of South Central Los Angeles life.
“I remember getting the audition and having fun with [the character Felisha],” Means said in an interview with Vibe. “I was just ready to rock and roll, and work with a bunch of comics.”
Means went on to have small roles in TV movies and on Nickelodeon’s Cousin Skeeter, before leaving the business to raise her son.
“I want to see my grandchildren. I want to be healthy, I want to play with them. Once I figured out a better way to be a better me, I had to share it. I’ve lost 30 pounds and feel absolutely incredible,” Means said about venturing into the holistic-living business.
“One of my theories about Felisha coming back is it has given me a voice. Everything takes time, but it has just given me a voice for things like this.”