In her second major movie role, soul singer Jill Scott plays Sheila, a woman struggling with her weight and a marriage that's at a breaking point. To get in character, Jill had to wear a fat suit, which prompted a surprising reaction from the people around her. "Everybody had a look of pity in their eyes. It was immediate," she says of their reaction to her weight gain.
Jill also drew inspiration from her personal life. At the same time of filming, she was going through her own real-life divorce. "It just seems as if everything falls in place as it should," Jill says. "I'm getting a divorce. It hurts. And now I have to play a character that is in the worst pain of her life. So I just tapped into that and let it happen. Let it be. Let it flow."