EXCLUSIVE: Garcelle Beauvais Says Jamie Foxx Is 'Down' for a 'Jamie Foxx Show' Reboot
By Jennifer Drysdale
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It's been 16 years since The Jamie Foxx Show aired its series finale, but according to Garcelle Beauvais, it might not have been goodbye forever.
ET caught up with the 50-year-old actress over the phone last week, where she dished about how she and Foxx have remained friends throughout all these years, and teased a possible reunion of the WB sitcom.
"Oh my god! Can I tell you, now that reboots are all the rage, I actually just texted [Foxx] saying, 'We need to talk. We need to figure out what we're going to do.' And he was like, 'I'm down. Let me know when,'" Beauvais revealed. "So we're going to try to figure out something."
Foxx and Beauvais, who played love interests on The Jamie Foxx Show and in 2013's White House Down, never dated in real life -- which the actress credits for their lasting friendship.
"I think had we dated, we probably wouldn't have been so close," she confessed. "I just think that we love each other and respect each other so much, and I've watched him go from a bachelor playboy to such a great dad, and, you know, our kids, [his daughter, Corinne, 23] and my son, Oliver , kind of grew up together."
"It's just nice to see his journey," she added. "I'm his biggest fan."
"There's definitely parts to him that, you know, he just keeps to him, which I think is awesome, because you can't give it all away, or there's nothing left for you, and he actually told me that once," she said, describing how he comforted her after the end of one of her own relationships years ago. "I think nowadays, with social media, we're all so exposed, with all aspects of our lives, and I think it's important to keep a little bit away, keep a little bit for ourselves."
With decades in the industry, however, Foxx isn't the only celebrity friend Beauvais leans on for support.
"We all sort of lean on each other. Sometimes Halle Berry and I will chat about mommyhood... I think it really takes a village," she shared. "If I'm running late to pick up my kids, I can text a friend and be like, 'Can you pick them up and take them to your house, and I'll pick them up later?' And I think we all sort of do that with each other, because that's really the only way it works."
Beauvais -- who welcomed twins Jax and Jaid in 2007 -- said adopting a village mentality is the advice she'd offer to Beyonce, who recently gave birth to twins of her own.
"Get all hands on deck!" she laughed. "I mean, I was willing to take help from strangers if I could when they were newborns, because it was just so hard."
"[It's important that Beyonce] makes time for herself. When the boys came, I felt like I wanted to do it all, and I didn't need any help, but then you realize that you can't," she said. "You have to be able to take a shower or take a bath, or even go for a walk by yourself sometimes, just so that you can regroup and then come back refreshed."
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