Brooke Shields and Wanda Sykes team up for the upcoming film Hot Flashes, which is about a basketball team comprised of middle-aged women who play to raise money for breast cancer prevention. In their fun-spirited interview with ET, the two talked about playing basketball themselves in the film and why Shields chose to not use a stunt double.
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While Sykes played basketball as a child and had a good grasp of the game, Shields wasn't as practiced at the sport and had the option of using a stunt double to perform the basketball bits but declined. "I just felt like if we had the opportunity to learn the best that we can, it's more impressive to see us actually [play]," Shields said as to why she decided to do her own stunt work.
Although she didn't have much prior experience playing basketball, Shields was praised by Sykes for her hard work throughout the film's production. "She probably could go into the WNBA," Sykes said of her co-star. "I've never been around someone who just keeps working and working--in between takes, while we were out doing something fun or just hanging out on the set, Brooke...just kept shooting."
Despite the film's female-dominant cast, Shields thinks that women aren't the only ones who can relate to the film. "I think [the audience] is going to connect on all levels," she said. "Women are going to connect; men are going to connect; people that have been touched by breast cancer; people that appreciate sports. I feel like it is across the board."
Sykes has a personal connection to the film's message of breast cancer prevention, as she battled breast cancer and underwent successful surgery in 2011. The comedian, in her usual comical manner, was lighthearted during the interview and had a blast cracking jokes with Shields.
Check out the full video above for behind-the-scenes footage of Hot Flashes, which is expected to be released in 2013.
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