Monday, June 19, 2006

What coulda Been: Tyson Beckford

Did you know male supermodel Tyson Beckford was considered to play Angela Bassett's "kept" young man in the movie "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"? The movie was which is based on the author Terry McMillan's real life story on how she found love in Jamaica with a man 20 years her junior. Many say that this role launched the career of the actor Taye Diggs, who played Bassett's sexy Jamaican love interest. Although Tyson has appeared in several movies, he hasn't received a role that would elevate him to the leading man category. That could be because of the stereotype that goes along with modeling -- which is: Models can't do anything but look pretty. But... if Tyson would have landed the role, he might have been able to crush that myth.

Sorry Tyson!


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