When Baggage Claim, a romantic comedy starring Paula Patton featuring an amazing ensemble cast, including OK! fave Tia Mowry-Hardrict, fans will see a completely different side to the actress/reality star/mommy mogul. Tia’s character Janine discovers her boyfriend is cheating on her and let’s just say her scenes are memorable and all sorts of crazy.
“I think I scared my husband,” Tia told reporters at the Baggage Claim press junket in Los Angeles, Calif. on August 17. “I just put myself in the situation kind of like how I would feel if I was being cheated on and I just let it go. I had no hesitations at all. David (Talbert, the writer and director) was amazing. He was throwing things at me to say and do. It was a lot of improve. I had a lot of fun with it.”
So what’s the craziest thing Tia’s done for love? It’s actually pretty sweet.
“I think the one thing I did do was I just held out,” she admits. “We weren’t physical, we didn’t do anything for a while to make sure this was something special and this was something real. That’s what we did. And also my husband…we courted each other for about a year. We didn’t go on dates with just him and I, there were other people around. We waited a year to kiss. That’s basically what I did.”
In recent episodes of her Style Network reality show, we’ve seen Tia do some unconventional things to spice things up—like put on a burlesque show and, ahem, get a special steam treatment in her nether region.
“We’ve been together for 14 years and we had a baby and it changes the dynamic of a relationship a little bit,” says Tia. “I do believe you have to keep it alive and fresh and I did take up a burlesque dance among other things. And there’s this thing called the v-steam, which is a steam for your va-jay-jay and let’s just say my husband said it worked.”
Baggage Claim opens in theaters in September.
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