This film is one of the rare occasions when Forest Whitaker lends his tenor voice for a film.
Brandy Norwood confirmed in an interview that she lost the role of 'Angel' to Mary J. Blige.
Angela Bassett plays a preacher's wife in this film. In 1996, her "Waiting to Exhale" co-star Whitney Houston played the title role in "The Preacher's Wife". The preacher in that film was played by Courteney B. Vance, Bassett's real-life husband.