"I was a little scared to do it because it was a heavy role, I'm not going to lie," Braxton admitted at the New York City screening.
However, "When Bishop Jakes wanted me to do the role I was flattered and excited," she told The Christian Post. "Bishop Jakes is like our uncle. He gets our family together when we're out of shape, he smacks us back together." She was encouraged by Jakes and her friends and family, and obviously, Braxton took the role, preparing by watching interviews and listening to the 911 call constantly.
Bishop T.D. Jakes knew both Braxton and Tuff before the movie was produced. Tuff serves under Jakes in ministry and trusted that her beloved pastor would showcase faith in the movie, which was important to her. At the time of the incident, Tuff got to tell the gunman that he was loved, and in the midst of what could've been a horrific moment, she ministered to the young man who she saw as "crying out for help."
Tuff, Jakes, and Braxton all felt the importance of portraying the faith aspect of this film, and they pray it inspires all viewers to live courageous, purpose-filled lives.
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