'Think Like a Man's' Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall and Meagan Good on 'Mama Boys' and Men Who Love Rom-Coms (Video)
Three of the female stars of Screen Gems' new comedy talk to THR about how closely they could relate to the romantic dilemmas their characters deal with.
There are tons of movies about “the battle of the sexes” – the back and forth between men and women that keeps relationships interesting, not to mention complicated. But Think Like a Man is one of the few that actually comes with a sort of handbook: based loosely on Steve Harvey’s tome Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, the film focuses on two groups of men and women that use its advice to triumph over the other gender.
Although the scenarios in the film are entirely fictional, actresses Gabrielle Union, Regina King and Meagan Good told The Hollywood Reporter that there was much in the film that they related to. “I’ve dated a number of ‘mama’s boys’,” Union said. “Like you know the Mama from The Goonies? I’ve [dealt with] a lot of those mamas.” Of her experiences, King said, “I’ve definitely been in relationships too long,” while Good offered, “I’ve definitely dated guys who just want to be players.”
When asked what these women know better about men than they seem to know about themselves, King suggested, “they’re a lot more sensitive than you would think,” while Union said, “they love the rom-com more than me… Who bought the tickets to The Vow? Not me.” And finally, Union highlighted a few short phrases that make her more interested in pursuing a relationship with a prospective partner. “‘I’m sorry’ or ‘I was wrong’,” she said. “Or this combo: ‘I was wrong – I’m sorry’.”
Meagan Good said she’s attracted to men who take an active interest in what she’s interested in. “I think someone actually taking the time to get to know you,” she said. “…I was like, wow, this person actually took the time to get to know my personality and the things that I love and care about.”
Watch the video above for more insights about relationships from the film's female stars. Think Like a Man opens nationwide on Friday, April 20, 2012.