During an exclusive interview with Gina Prince-Bythewood on a balcony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, a bee appeared out of nowhere and began buzzing around her head.
Prince-Bythewood, the director of "The Secret Life of Bees" that hits theaters on Friday, was initially unfazed by the pesky insect, saying: "Wow, what are the chances this would happen. This is a sign. There's something to this." But on closer inspection she got up from her seat and moved away.
"I know enough about bees now to know that this is a wasp and they will sting."
Well, the baby wasp was so intrigued by this setting that he continued to fly around Prince-Bythewood's head for several minutes before finally flying away.
Prince-Bythewood is hoping that all of the good buzz about her film will result in big numbers at the box office this weekend. With huge stars like Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo, it would appear that "Bees" is a must-see.
"This is the cast I would have dreamed of," said Prince-Bythewood, whose first feature film was 2000's "Love & Basketball." "Dakota was attached when I got the script and then Queen came onboard. The fact that she was willing to do this for no money really helped.
"We need everybody to like this so that movies like this can keep getting made."
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