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Sanaa Lathan

The Family That Preys

12 Sep, 2008

Sanaa plays Andrea, an accountant who is married but is having an affair with her boss in the movie The Family That Preys. Andrea’s husband starts becoming suspicious of the money coming into the household, so he starts to question her about it. She is already tired of her husband because he isn’t making the type of money she wants him to make. After her husband finds out she has over 300 thousand dollars in the bank, she reveals to him her affair. After he leaves, she goes running to the man she is having an affair with but he turn his back on her. Co-stars Taraji P. Henson, Rockmond Dunbar and Robin Givens.

We all know people like Andrea, and we’ve all been on the other side, so for me it’s about representing humanity. As an actress, one of the first lessons you learn is that you do not judge your characters. In fact, I think at times, in terms of my mind in playing her, she felt like she was the victim. That’s my process.