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Monica Calhoun & Morris Chestnut Post Throwback Pics of Each Other on 20th Anniversary of 'The Best Man'

Mary Scott
Oct 22, 2019
07:00 P.M.
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Monica Calhoun and Morris Chestnut played on-screen lovers in "The Best Man," and a few days ago, both actors paid tribute to the classic film’s 20th anniversary.


Since it was released in 1999, "The Best Man" has garnered a cult following that is very much active to this day.


A few days ago, fans were excited to see Calhoun and Chestnut pay tribute to the romantic drama by sharing photos of each other to mark its two-decade anniversary.

"I would literally—probably at least for a year—I would think about that scene, and I would have chills."

Chestnut, who gave life to the character of Lance Sullivan, shared a close-up selfie with his co-star Calhoun and described her as a "Special Lady."


Calhoun, on her part, posted several throwback pictures of the duo and called Chestnut "a very #talented #gentleman." She played Mia Morgan in "The Best Man" and Mia Sullivan as Lance’s wife in the 2013 sequel "The Best Man Holiday."

"My all-time Favorite Movie," gushed one Instagram user underneath Calhoun’s tribute. "Yeeesssss Lance and Mia Sullivan. I know what I'm watching this weekend," another wrote.

"I’ve seen it four times and still sob like an absolute baby at the scene where you run home from the game to see her," a third fan confessed, citing an emotional scene from the sequel in response to Chestnut’s post.


"The Best Man" is one of the biggest movies of Chestnut’s career and even earned him an NAACP Image Award nomination. Ironically, it’s also the project he’s not so thrilled about revisiting.

When asked earlier this year if he liked the idea of the film being made into a series, Chestnut told ESSENCE: "It’d be too challenging. I wouldn’t want to do it."

Morris Chestnut visits SiriusXM Studio on Sept. 7, 2016 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images


The 50-year-old actor revealed that filming the Malcolm Lee-directed movie was emotionally tasking:

"To go to an emotional place like that…you guys see it one time [onscreen], but it’s done several times, and you have to go to that emotional place. So, there were literally times [when] it took a minute. It did take a minute because at that point in my career, I never had to go that deep."

"I would literally—probably at least for a year—I would think about that scene, and I would have chills," Chestnut added.


Calhoun, however, would welcome a third installment of "The Best Man."

Calhoun has managed to remain out of the spotlight for many years and only makes appearances

"I heard they are doing a third film, and I think there is definitely a story to be told," she told BET ahead of the Blu-Ray and DVD release of "The Best Man Holiday" in 2014.

Monica Calhoun at the 2016 BET Experience on June 25, 2016 in California |Photo: Getty Images


Speaking to ESSENCE, Calhoun also suggested a storyline for a possible second sequel after her character Mia Sullivan died of cancer in "The Best Man Holiday:"

"I’d like to see the gang try to find someone for Lance to start dating. During the process, every person he encounters does not measure up to who Mia was, so for Lance it seems that finding someone else to date will never work out."

Monica Calhoun at a Pre ABFF Honors Cocktail Party on Feb. 16, 2017 in West Hollywood |Photo: Getty Images

Calhoun has managed to remain out of the spotlight for many years and only makes appearances at work-related events. These days, you can catch the 48-year-old actress on Instagram being a doting mom to her visually impaired son.


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