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Vivica A. Fox Talks About Her Return in the Independence Day Sequel

But does she still like dolphins?!


Independence Day fans (read: everybody), now hear this! Vivica A. Fox has some details to share about the anticipated sequel and her character’s return.

In addition to again confirming basically the only piece of information we have about the sequel—that there will be aliens and it’s set about 15 years after the original (though it’s previously been stated as more like 20-25 years)—Fox commented on how far her character, Jasmine, has come in the intervening years. Speaking to, she said,

I will not be on the pole. She was a stripper with a heart of gold, and who had said that she was doing it because the money was good. Now she’s a hospital administrator and she’s running the hospital and I’m glad that they moved her character forward as a woman.

She also talked about how easy it was for everyone to get back in the swing of things for the sequel despite Will Smith’s absence:

I just started this week and walking back on that set and working with Jeff Goldblum and Roland Emmmerich the director, it was like the first film was yesterday. We are so blessed that the audience has been so hungry for this sequel to happen. Unfortunately, Will [Smith] decided that he didn’t want to come back. I’m working with a young up and coming actor named Jesse Usher, who has all the wonderful qualities that will remind you of Will but he’s playing my son. I’m glad that they chose Jesse Usher and Will gave them his blessing when they cast him. So, we’re going to hold it down and the sci-fi audience are so faithful that I think the sequel will be successful.

Well, if the TMS staff is any indication, 100% of all people are going to see this movie, so I think she won’t be let down.


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