Bassett plays Claudine, the mother of the bride, in the comedy Jumping the Broom. Blythe has difficulty meeting the right man until she attends Sabrina’s wedding. This movie tells the tale of a lower and middle class families trying to get along for the sake of the bride and groom. Co-starring Laz Alonso, Meagan Good and Loretta Devine.
I liked the script. Met with Salim Akil and it’s his first feature. Just sitting across the table, he seemed very knowledgeable and very decent, and very collaborative, and if you are going to take a leap of faith the jump the broom, it’s based on how you feel about a person and I felt it would be a good experience. It had the makings of that.Of course, I knew I would be working with Loretta (Devine), so I knew what she would bring to the table. The elements pointed to this being a good success.