Vivica Fox on Independence Day: Resurgence:

I was over the moon when I heard that I was going to be in the sequel. The fans have been eagerly anticipating this sequel for the last 15 years and there’s been talk about it really happening for the last five years. Then I was bummed because I heard Will [Smith] wasn’t coming back. Sorry to be the selfish actress, but damn, there goes my storyline! So when I got the call from my agent said that you’re going to be in the sequel, they’re bringing Jasmine back, I was just so thrilled. I had a chance to work with Jessie T. Usher (‘Survivor’s Remorse‘)who’s playing my grown up son, who’s basically stepping into shoes of Steven Miller, that was played by Will Smith, by becoming a fighter pilot so I was happy to see that he let my character mature. She’s a hospital administrator. She’s no longer working the poll. So it was good to see that that character got to evolve as well.

Working with all of the OGs like Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, and then working with the young whippersnappers like Jessie and Liam Hemsworth – it was just surreal and wonderful. I thought the director, Roland Emmerich, because he’s just done so many blockbusters, that he would have changed and he didn’t. Everyone checked their egos at the door and we all just wanted to make this be bigger, badder and bolder than ever and not to leave our fans disappointed who have been waiting on this sequel.

Resurgence is slated to hit theaters June 14, 2016.

Be sure to tune in to “Empire” next Wednesday to see what happens when Cookie and Candace head to Philly in search of their baby sister, Carol.

Scoop: The Hollywood Reporter

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