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Eddie Cibrian Cast In 'Best Man' Sequel In Secretive Role (An Interracial Romance Maybe?)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
April 1, 2013 5:28 PM
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Eddie Cibrian seems to be becoming the go-to white guy for black films/TV shows these days. If you're making a film, or TV series with a majority black cast, and you need one white guy, Eddie Cibrian might be your man, and he may have Tyler Perry to thank, in part, for that.

And in anticipation of comments saying that Eddie Cibrian isn't white... yes, I know he's of Cuban ancestry. But, like William Levy, who's also Cuban-American, in the eyes of Hollywood studio executives, directors, producers, casting directors, and even audiences, these are white men, and are cast as such. It's not about what they are in real life; it's the characters that they play or represent on screen.

I don't make the rules.

But Cibrian's recent resume includes roles in TD Jakes' Not Easily Broken, 3 different Tyler Perry projects - Good Deeds, For Better Or Worse, and he'll co-star in the upcoming Single Moms Club (I guess Perry is a fan) - and he's now been cast in Malcolm D. Lee's sequel to The Best Man, The Best Man Holiday.

Eddie Cibrian

However, his role in the film is currently being kept under wraps by Universal. So let the speculation begin! I say that there's very likely an interracial romance in the film, and Cibrian will play one half of that couple.

What else could it be - especially since Universal has opted to keep the role a secret for now, and also given the limited description we currently have of what the sequel's story will be?

When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, 15 years after the first film, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.

Feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the comments section below.

Cibrian joins Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau,Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan,Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall who are all reprising their roles in a story that is set 15 years after the original.

We'll find out the rest of the story soon enough.

Universal Pictures has set the release date for the sequel for Friday, November 15, 2013.

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16 Comments

  • Donella | April 2, 2013 3:38 PMReply

    Did anyone else wish that Taye Diggs' character had gone over the balcony in the first installment?

  • The Answer | April 5, 2013 4:40 AM

    Only a little.

  • Chris | April 1, 2013 10:41 PMReply

    Actually, he will only be seen as white on screen if he is cast that way. There are plenty of light-skinned Latinos who are cast as Latino in a movie; therefore, they are seen as Latino. If his race is not commented upon, he'll be seen as white. Really not rocket science.

  • Akim | April 1, 2013 9:36 PMReply

    Maybe he'll play a gay lover!

  • ALM | April 1, 2013 8:39 PMReply

    Chile, Cibrian has MAJOR child support to pay. His personal life is chock full of drama. Working on these films is probably a welcome vacation for him from his real life drama. Carry on....

  • Nadia | April 1, 2013 8:05 PMReply

    I don't understand some of these comments. Are these the same people who say that Zoe Saldana isn't black? You do know that there are white Latin Americans (mostly of European as in Spanish and Portuguese and French ancestry) and there are black Latin Americans who are primarily of African ancestry. In this country, he's seen as a white man. In this country Zoe Saldana is seen as a black woman.

  • The Answer | April 5, 2013 4:42 AM

    You're leaving out a group of Latins.

  • Alex | April 1, 2013 7:59 PMReply

    Zzzzzz - slow day in the office.

  • getthesenets | April 1, 2013 7:31 PMReply

    don't know who this guys is(and I have images turned off on my browser) but there are white Latinos, Black latinos, and plenty of people who are combo of Black, white and Indigenous blood.

    Dude can be white AND Cuban in the same way that Celia Crus was Black AND Cuban.


    Again, I don't have images turned off, don't know what this guy looks like but I'm assuming that he looks like a dark haired white guy..possibly italian .

    If he's being added to Black cast films, not an accident that he's a white guy from Spanish speaking country. Figuratively killing two birds with one stone.

    adding the token white character ( a la big earl and lil earl on later What's Happening episodes) and possibly drawing in latin american fans to the film.

  • Welp | April 1, 2013 6:02 PMReply

    An attractive Latin guy is added to a majority black project & you "wonder" if there's gonna be an interracial romance? 1. DUH. 2. BIG FUCKING DEAL. At least try to be slick & guess that they're hooking him up with the only truly single character, Nia Long's Jordan. Why you trolling?

  • The Answer | April 5, 2013 4:42 AM

    Page views.

  • Duh | April 1, 2013 5:54 PMReply

    He's not WHITE, he's CUBAN AMERICAN.

  • Rocket | April 4, 2013 1:28 AM

    Race and Nationality are two different things.

  • Triple Duh | April 1, 2013 6:07 PM

    Especially reading the first sentence. Why call the man what he isn't at the very beginning, then sideways correct yourself, but not really, later in de article?

  • Seriously | April 1, 2013 6:06 PM

    Did u NOT read the whole article????? and I quote

    "And in anticipation of comments saying that Eddie Cibrian isn't white... yes, I know he's of Cuban ancestry. But, like William Levy, who's also Cuban-American, in the eyes of Hollywood studio executives, directors, producers, casting directors, and even audiences, these are white men, and are cast as such. It's not about what they are in real life; it's the characters that they play or represent on screen.

    I don't make the rules."

    AND OF COURSE THE VERY FIRST COMMENT IS THE A COMMENT THAT THIS WHOLE PARAGRAPH WAS INTENDED FOR WHICH TELLS ME YOU "DUH"(WITH APROPOS NAME) EITHER NAME CAN'T READ OT CAN'T COMPREHEND" SMDH

  • Double Duh | April 1, 2013 6:01 PM

    Reading is Fundamental.

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