“We’re going to be friends for a very long time,” Jenn told him at their first meeting.
For Samuel L. Jackson, Jenn said the legendary actor reminds her of her Uncle Charles.
“And they so happen to have went to the same college, which was Morehouse,” Jenn noted. “So when I see [Samuel,] that feels like a family member.”
Lastly, Jenn said she feels like she is the “long-lost adopted daughter granddaughter or something” to Aretha Franklin, whom she portrayed in the 2021 biopic “Respect,” as she was a “huge mother figure” who taught her about life.