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Nia Long on Producing Netflix’s ‘Fatal Affair,’ Reuniting with Omar Epps 20 Years After ‘In Too Deep’

Nia Long on Producing Netflix’s ‘Fatal Affair,’ Reuniting with Omar Epps 20 Years After ‘In Too Deep’

Nia Long has long been a fixture in Hollywood, but the actor is still celebrating important firsts. With her latest film, “Fatal Affair,” Long steps into a new role, serving as an executive producer for the first time and starring in her first thriller.

“I was saying to myself months prior to reading the script, ‘Wow, it’s really crazy in all of these years being in the industry, I’ve never done a thriller,’” Long tells Variety, explaining how the project landed in her lap. “So, ultimately, I decided this was a great opportunity to ask for a producer credit, to be involved in the beginning, to help with casting, to have ideas about the script and Netflix was very supportive of that.”

And the experience was as empowering as she’d hoped. “For the first time in my career I felt heard,” she says. “I felt like I

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