Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion Interested In ‘B.A.P.S.’ Remake
B.A.P.S. is a classic film in Black culture, so the possibility of a remake of the 1997 movie is exciting for many.
During a recent interview with Slash Film, Robert Townsend, the creator of the film starring Halle Berry and the late Natalie Desselle-Reid, revealed that Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B are interested in being part of a possible reboot.
“There’s people that love, love, love the film and some people that didn’t get it. And those that love it — like you love it and you get it — I’ve had people go, ‘Hey, we want to do a remake,’” he told the publication. “Everybody from Megan Thee Stallion to Cardi B is like, ‘Could we do...’ I mean, it’s like, I don’t know.”
Additionally, Townsend noted that the original film wasn’t always as favored. In fact, he said the now-considered cult classic initially received mixed reviews. “It’s kind of interesting because some people love B.A.P.S. and then some people don’t like B.A.P.S., and some people are mad because they go, ‘You gave Halle Berry gold teeth and blonde hair.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I did!’”
He continued: “‘Why is Robert doing this kind of comedy?’ But it’s like The Beverly Hillbillies. It was funny and silly. It’s so funny because people want a sequel to that, and … I don’t know. And then Natalie [Desselle] passed away [in 2020]. But I would love to do a Criterion [Collection] on B.A.P.S. I really would.”
Townsend also discussed how B.A.P.S. represented Black women in a way that wasn’t done previously: “It’s a well-made movie and if you go on the ride and go, ‘Oh, it’s two country girls trying to make some money and then they find who they are, and at the end of the day, they do win.’ But it’s because they’re being honest and transparent.”