With her hands in haircare, film, television, reality television and even strip shows, the actress is one busy business woman these days.
And with her latest release, "Bring It On: Worldwide #CheerSmack," dropping on home video this week, the 53-year-old diva spoke with TooFab about returning to the world of cheerleading, her hopes for another volume of "Kill Bill" and her gig on the current season of "Worst Cooks In America."
She also spoke out about the power of social media -- and why she's over seeing kids on your Instagram page!
Tell us a little about your role in this as Cheer Goddess in "Bring It On"? Gotta say, we love the name.
What a fabulous name for me, right? That's one of the main reasons I was attracted to it. When my agent first hit me and was like, "Oh my gosh, they're doing 'Bring It On 6'" I was like, "Bring It on 6"?! I was kinda like, what do they want me to play, like a coach? Back in the day I used to be a cheerleader and I was also a huge fan of the franchise as well too. And she said it's to play the Cheer Goddess and I said, ok, that name alone, just works for me. She's a cheer-lebrity, a vlogger, she knows everything about the world of cheerleading ... she's like a talk show host in the world of cheerleading.
Will we see you busting out any routines?
[Laughs] No! It's just more like about the fashions and the whole world of cheerleading, a vlogger who spreads the gossip and then comes up with this virtual competition called the CheerSmack and it becomes this global phenom where over 19 countries enter into the competition. It's a wonderful message along with not getting so caught up in the world of yourself with social media and it's eye-opening to the young generations about being a team player. Nowadays, they just get to caught up on how many hits do I have, how many followers do I have, me me me, selfie, they forget about being a team player.
It's been 17 years since the first "Bring It On" movie, why do you think the franchise has endured?
Generation Now, they love dancing. I love that about Generation Now. Instead of the gangs and fighting and stuff, even though we've seen craziness in the past couple days, but we've seen the craziness be countered with love which I really love to see. You got all these dance competitions, dance shows, to see that come in with cheerleading ... they put the kids that were in the movie through a six week boot camp for cheerleading.
Did you witness any of that?
No I did not, but the lead star, we're now doing a Christmas film together and she was like, "Oh my god Vivica, it was so brutal. They really made us learn everything in the world of cheer." I said, honey, welcome to the world of making films. When I did "Kill Bill," that was six weeks of training.
It's been almost 15 years since first "Kill Bill," do you think we'll see Vernita Green again, maybe a prequel?
That was the rumor that was going around, that they were waiting on my daughter to grow up. Remember she said, "if you're sore about it, come see me?" So my daughter would be like, guess what, knock knock, I'm here. And I could be this little cloud in her head, like, "Watch out for her, she's got that knife!" It would be good. I heard there was a rumor, then Quentin we heard he was retiring, he got a little frustrated with the business. So it's still just a rumor right now.
Social media is heavily involved in this movie. How do you, on a personal level, decide what to share on social media?
For me, I love social media for the world of branding. I have the Vivica Fox Hair Collection, so every week I do a look of the week. For me, as a business woman I think it's excellent. I'm not one to sit and post every moment of my day, tweet every moment of my day, because I'm a business woman. For me, social media works great for me to let people know what's happening next. I've got "The Worst Cooks in America," I've got the look of the week for my hair line, I'm about to go produce a stage play that's going to be on tour. I'm going to be back on "Empire," so for me, I use it that way.
I don't overshare. I spend time with my god babies, I don't post it. People love kids. I see people every day, it seems like they're trying to get likes because of their kids. OK, enough with the kids.
You mentioned "Worst Cooks" -- who do you think was actually the worst of the group?
You just want me to throw somebody under the bus?! Let me tell you something, I did "Dancing with the Stars," which I thought was the hardest reality challenged based thing, where you learn a lot and that's what I love to do in the world of reality, where you get to do your skills and learn something.
For "Worst Cooks In America," another reason I did it was because they donated money to my charity, Best Buddies, who I've been working with for 10 years. And then, to learn to cook better. I'm a single woman, I order fantastically. But in the kitchen, no. Main thing I just make sure my appliances make my kitchen look good with a pop of color.
The cast they assembled was just so much fun. The worst cook, I would have to say my bottom two were Erik Estrada and Carmen Electra, they were lost in the kitchen. I know food, I'm a foodie, but the preparation of what things go together and learning to make things from scratch and learning to dissect animals to cook them was quite challenging.
We love that show here at TooFab ...
Do you really?! It's amazing how much Food Network has grown. When I put it out, people were balsting me on Twitter, like "Vivica, I can't wait to see ya!" It was educational. Just last night I was working on a movie and the lady made me a curry dish and I knew what was in it. I'm so proud of myself!
Thank you for speaking with us today, it's a pleasure and good luck with all your projects!
Thank you so much, it's a busy and blessed time for me and I'm just loving all these wonderful new chapters and adventures form the world of cheerleading, to cooking, to empire, I've got a new book that I'm going to be working on coming out soon. Lots of wonderful things are happening for me. Life is good!
"Bring It On: Worldwide #CheerSmack" is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.