When Vivica A. Fox found out about the role of Jasmine Dubrow in Independence Day, she begged her agent to get an audition for the Will Smith flick. “I had to audition six times to get the part,” she told ET’s Kevin Frazier. “I called my agent and I was like, ‘Yo, everyone in town is auditioning for Independence Day, why can’t I?” She asked. With little film experience at the time, the ‘Young and the Restless’ actor was fired as they searched for bigger stars.
A few weeks later, Fox got her injection after a producer’s wife saw her on the soap. When she showed up for her first audition in a tight white patent leather jumpsuit, the producer told her the character was a stripper with a heart of gold. She was then told to watch “Speed” and take notes from Sandra Bullock before coming back. “So at the next audition I came back with a cute little dress, combat boots and socks. And as soon as I walked in she said, ‘You did your homework,'” Fox recalled.
The role led to Fox being cast opposite Jada Pinkett-Smith in the groundbreaking film Set It Off after director F. Gary Gray saw her perform on the set. “Will [Smith] actually coached me for my audition for Frankie,” she explained. “He was dating Jada [Pinkett Smith] at the time, so I think he was trying to get some brownie points.
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