Sanaa Lathan was cast as Diggs's bestie-come-love-interest, magazine editor Sydney Shaw. Lathan also landed the lead in Alien vs. Predator (2004) and the interracial love film Something New (2006). She received a Best Actress Tony nomination for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Last year, she played Laurence Fishburne's wife in Contagion.