*On this day in 2008, Barack Obama was the two-day-old President-Elect, and one of three final films of late comedic actor Bernie Mac arrived in theaters.
“Soul Men,” directed by Malcolm D. Lee and co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, Sharon Leal and Sean Hayes, centered on two former backup singers – Floyd Henderson (Mac) and Louis Hinds (Jackson). They haven’t spoken to each other since the band broke up three decades ago, but they agree to travel across country together to honor their late third member, Marcus Hooks (John Legend). Hijinks ensue, but they ultimately end up in their reunion performance at the famed Apollo Theater.
Mac died before the movie was released on Nov. 7, 2008. RadioScope sat down with Jackson to get his thoughts about the loss of his co-star.