SPOILER ALERT! Here’s Sanaa Lathan's Line In 'Shots Fired' That FOX Said Was Too Risqué For TV
So, we’ve got the scoop on the line in the upcoming “Shots Fired” series that had FOX (and everybody) clutching their pearls. Find out inside…
The cast and crew of “Shots Fired” are still busy on the promo trail as the show’s stars and creators brought a screening of their new FOX series to the Paley Center for Media in NYC last night.
The fab folks answered questions during a Q&A moderated by Associated Press editor Nekesa Moody.
TheYBF.com was in the mix and believe us, this show is GOODT.
We were wondering how they got away with what they got away with, but we learned Fox put the kibosh on at least one line in the 10-hour movie (Director Reggie says we can't call them episodes!).
Without giving away too much, Sanaa Lathan’s character Ash, who is a Dept. of Justice investigator, gets into a HEATED argument (we damn near stood up and clapped for the way Sanaa's character DRAGGED her) with her ex and her ex’s new boo over the child Ash and her ex share.
When Ash and her ex made it outside, she tells dude the ultimate line every woman wants to tell their ex.
“Does she know that when you’re inside of her, I’m inside your head?!”
Apparently, the line was a bit too much for FOX execs because the show’s co-creator Gina Prince-Bythewood revealed they wanted it taken out of the episode. It’s unclear if the line will stay in by the time premiere night rolls around.
By the way, you'll see Sanaa like we’ve never seen her before. She’s a bad a**, super edgy investigator who gives zero f*cks. And we like it.
The YBF actress -- who starred in Gina's breakout movie Love & Basketball -- was definitely the muse behind Gina’s character she created, and she talked about it a little during the Q&A panel after the screening:
On the carpet...
Reggie and Gina Prince-Bythewood hit the carpet with the cast, including Stephan James, Jill Hennessy, Sanaa Lathan and Mack Wilds. Speaking of Mack, if you missed his inspirational speech about growing up as a black man in America at the D.C. screening, check it out HERE.
Before heading inside, the cast stopped for pics on the carpet:
"Power" star Rotimi, who's starring in the upcoming Netflix drama "Burning Sands," came out to support.
Check out the video below to see what each of the stars have to say about the cop shooting drama:
"Shots Fired" will premiere March 22nd at 8/7c on FOX.
Photos/Video: Bernard Smalls/Chris Mitchell