' Well okay, good men are everywhere-- they might not have all of the other trappings but if you really are being honest, and what you want is a good man, they're everywhere. You have a certain standard or a certain type of man you're looking for? He was just there for me because with all of our conversations and him knowing what my last year has been like.GU: If you're a garbage man and you can maintain the style with which you're accustomed with your own paycheck, then yeah -- and if you're fine (laughs). I've dated men of all different socio-economic [backgrounds]..know, there was the beauty school dropout and I was sticking in there with him but then he just wanted to smoke weed and play basketball all day. If you're just not down with what you're passionate about -- I could ride out with you for a minute, provided you're twelve. He was more of my friend at that moment then, than my fellow actor.Once you get past that, trying to find somebody within the dating structure is a whole other set of issues.But that's really not hard for me to relate to, because I'm not in corporate America but I can relate in terms of being an actress when there's just not that many of us in front of or behind the camera.Union is also known for her performances in the romantic comedy films The Brothers (2001), Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Daddy's Little Girls (2007), Think Like a Man (2012) and Think Like a Man Too (2014).She also had starring roles in CBS medical drama series City of Angels (2000) and films Bad Boys II (2003), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003), the critically acclaimed Neo Ned (2005), Cadillac Records (2008), Top Five (2014) and Breaking In (2018).Like, I hate cigarettes and Idris smokes, and I was like 'nicotine' (laughs) He's just that guy and an incredible actor..he's just naturally gifted with amazing breath. GU: Oh my God, everybody, everybody, like the craft services lady was like [to Idris] 'I made you a sandwich' and his sandwich was like this big with mayonnaise and tomatoes and I'd have like peanut butter and jelly on eight-day-old bread.
' Like your milk was spoiled a year and a half ago and I just kept you beyond the expiration date. I talk to my girlfriends, who live in all parts of the country. It's unique, more so with finding guys who are comfortable with what I do.
(laughs)...it's a comedy which is what I love to do best. It's kind of like the lives of like Posh Spice and those sorts of women. So, I play this up and coming pop star who's engaged to this Chad Johnson-ish wide receiver and there's the wife of the Bret Favre-ish kind of character and she's kind of ruthless and cunning and there's the new wife and, basically, [it's about] how our lives intersect and all the things you go through as the wife of a professional athlete.
And I think it's a lot of what's in the news with certain athletes and them going through their various divorces and relationships. I think a lot of people are excited and interested in what these women [in the news] are going through.
In speaking with blackfilm.com, Union talks about working with Idris Elba, and being a single woman and the type of guy she would like to date. GU: No, it was kind of an extension, like a hyper-version of myself, a bit of a campier version of myself because Tyler wrote it (with) my own voice and personality in mind.
And there are certain things that I am anal about, one of them being drivers-- part of that is from what I want to say to some drivers..the one that decide to join me inside of a restaurant and sat down at the table and ordered up lobster and didn't pay. ' But some of it is like, you know, a hyper version of myself but I'm not THAT crazy...there are sometimes, I don't know -- I don't parallel park very well-- so, if there's no valet..seems "bourgie" but it's really because I can't parallel park. GU: Yummy, I love his accent and he's very manly-- that was the word that we all kept using [to describe him]. Like, when you see him with his own daughter, you're just like '[sighs]', and when you see him with either of the girl on screen or around the set and it's just '[sighs]' and then you see him at the club and it's like 'hmmm'-- he's THAT GUY.