Actress Sanaa Lathan is thankful for everything she has. But that’s not stopping her from working hard to get even more. One of the perks of interviewing Sanaa Lathan is that you don’t always know what she’s going to say, but you kind of know what you’re in for. And that is a really engaging conversation with a woman who exemplifies a plethora of “C” words. Cool. Calm. Considerate. Clever. Conscientious. Committed. Constructive. Certain. Chic. Conversant. Courageous. Crazy. Confident. Colorful. Contempla-tive. Creative. Compassionate. Complex. Courteous. Credible. Plus at least one word that doesn’t start with the third letter in the alphabet. “Sexy,” adds Blair Underwood, who played Lathan’s rebound love interest in the 2006 romantic comedy Something New.
“She’s very easy on the eyes.” Lathan is also so earthy that interviewing her never quite feels like work. It’s more like sitting down and dishing with an old girlfriend you haven’t seen in a while. There’s something undeniably relatable about her. She seems like one of those celebrities who actually does check her ego with the valet. And there’s also pretty solid evidence that she’s one of the ones who understand that the moon and stars don’t necessarily revolve around her 24/7.Or it could be that people are drawn to Lathan because the girl has a knack for picking just the right spots for interviews. That was certainly the case when I meet up with Lathan at a small, unpre-tentious tea café on Sunset Boulevard where she can eat and spill in peace.
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