Gabrielle Union confirmed a ‘Bring It On‘ sequel that will be coming soon. In her appearance in The Late Late Show With James Corden, she reveals that she and her co-stars have been talking.
The actress said they are discussing filming a sequel to the beloved 2000s cheerleading film. She revealed her castmates including her held a public panel a few weeks ago. Gabrielle also said that the original cast is ready for filming another sequel.
The cast of Bring It On includes Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Bradford, and Eliza Dushku. While talking to James via video call, Gabrielle said, “It’s absolutely going to happen.” She revealed that the cast became obsessed with Netflix’s Cheer which brought back their love for cheerleading.
The actress said she and her castmates want to see where these people will be 20 years down the line. Bring It On released back in 2000 which had Kirsten and Gabrielle portraying captains from rivaling backgrounds. They were supposed to lead their team to victory in cheerleading competitions. The film, which touched on matters like racial and economic inequality, is still regarded as a cult classic today.
Apart from spawning six installments — including Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) starring Solange and Hayden Panettiere, and the latest film, Bring It On: Worldwide Cheersmack (2017). The romcom has been referenced in pop culture myriad times over the years. In 2018, Ariana Grande paid homage to the movie in her iconic “Thank U, Next” music video.
If this comes into works, it will be the first time the original cast will be a part of the sequel.
Union Opens Up About Mental Health
Gabrielle Union has recently opened up about her PTSD which has been overdriven because of the current situation. In an interview with Women’s Health, the actress opens up about her mental health. She talked about how like many others, the pandemic has had an impact on her health as well. Gabrielle said that her PTSD has been on a 10 since the global pandemic.
“The combination of the pandemic and this racial reckoning, alongside being inundated with [images of] the brutalization of Black bodies, has sent my PTSD into overdrive,” Gabrielle shared in the October issue. She said there is just terror in her body.
The actor has been open about her struggle to overcome PTSD. In a video for The Child Mind Institute’s #MyYoungerSelf campaign, Gabrielle revealed that she was diagnosed with PTSD when she was 19. “Asking for help, needing help doesn’t make you weak or less worthy of love or support or success,” she shared while working on the project. “You can literally be anything you want to be. PTSD isn’t a death sentence.”
The actor says she relies on the coping mechanisms to keep her mind healthy. She explains how she tries to fix her feelings by running through certain situations in her head. The designer said, “I call it my ‘what’s the likelihood of X happening?’ method.”
Gabrielle said if she feels scared of being robbed while going to the store, she would go to a store with witnesses to avoid a situation like that. She continued, “It’s been this way since ’92. It’s just something I do; second nature.”