The highly anticipated Lifetime biopic “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” aired last Saturday night (January 23, 2016), and while many were skeptical, it seems the network finally came through with a believable account.
Lex Scott Davis starred as Toni Braxton in the film and the movie covered the highs and lows of her musical career. As executive-producer of the film it was Toni’s mission to tell a true account of her experience.
“I think it’s important that when I’m telling my story … I wanted to be honest with myself. Not only did people hurt me, but I hurt people, too,” she said in a recent interview.
“And I wanted them to go along with me during my struggle. I wanted them to feel like they were there beside me through all the ups and downs.”
In case you missed it, watch the full movie below + check out the reactions of The Braxton sisters:
VIDEO: Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
The 48-year-old singer and her sisters live-tweeted along with viewers to share their thoughts on the movie and in a since-deleted post, Toni’s youngest sister Tamar Braxton wrote to a fan that some of the events in the two-hour movie were “not real,” stating:
“It’s a MOVIE not REAL or the way I recall a few things… but I was a hater at 11.”
It’s long been rumored that Tamar was jealous of Toni’s musical success, and in one particular scene, as Toni sat her family down to tell them that producers Babyface and L.A. Reid wanted to sign her as a solo artist, an 11 year old Tamar took the news the hardest and stormed off worried that she would never become famous.
Tamar later deleted the tweet and all in all, the Braxton sisters seemed satisfied with the film. Tamar even returned to the tweets with positive energy, stating:
Towanda Braxton and Traci Braxton also commented on the film, stating:
Unbreak My Heart was directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall (Abducted: The Carlina White Story, Waist Deep), an Emmy-nominated actor who currently plays Ben Urich in Netflix’s Daredevil. The film also stars Tiffany Hines (as Tamar Braxton), Skye P. Marshall (as Towanda Braxton) and Cortney Scott Wright (as Traci Braxton).
I think it’s very important in any business that, especially in our business, to guard secrets. Sometimes while you’re telling your story you tell other people’s stories, and a lot of things happened that I would never feel comfortable talking about — ever, ever.
So that was the most challenging part, even writing the book, once it was in black and white, you know, there were some stories that needed to be completed, but we can’t talk about that.
But overall, the story is 100 percent accurate on my part, what happened to me, that part of it.”