Palmer is known for being booked and busy. This month, you can catch her highly anticipated thriller Nope, written and directed by Jordan Peele. But, there was a time in her career when she didn’t get a role she desperately wanted.
While talking to Glamour, the Hustlers alum revealed that she auditioned for a part in the 2005 comedy Are We There Yet? You know, the one starring Ice Cube? At the time, Palmer shared that she was “so sad” when she didn’t get the part but acknowledged that she simply “wasn’t ready.”
But in the end, the role went to child actress Aleisha Allen. Palmer later got another opportunity to work with Ice Cube on the 2008 film, The Longshots. “That's why I always say everything is not always for you,” she told the publication.
She went on to star in movies like Akeelah and the Bee, Disney’s Jump In and even had her own show on Nickelodeon called True Jackson VP.
As the old saying goes, everything happens for a reason.
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