Not For MY Marcus! Fans React To Tasha Smith Reportedly Replacing Theresa Randle In ‘Bad Boys 4’
Longtime Bad Boys fans are sounding off online over news that Tasha Smith will replace Theresa Randle in the fourth installment of the beloved film franchise. Viewers will recall that Randle has starred as Theresa Burnett—the wife of Martin Lawrence‘s character, Marcus Burnett—since the initial film premiered in 1995.
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Variety reports that things are set to change for Bad Boys 4, as Tasha will star as Theresa Burnett.
Theresa Randle Has Been A Long-Running Presence In The 'Bad Boys' Films
As further details surrounding the decision and plot are unclear, fans are left looking back on Theresa Randle’s contributions to the Bad Boys films.
Following the initial 1995 movie, Randle reprised her role as Theresa for Bad Boys II, which premiered in 2003. Seventeen years later, the squad linked up for the third installment of the film franchise: Bad Boys for Life.
Now, however, it appears as though Theresa Randle’s Boy Boys journey has come to an end.
For Tasha Smith, on the other hand, her work with the franchise is just starting.
From starring in projects like Tyler Perry‘s Why Did I Get Married Too? and Empire to directing episodes of P-Valley, Black Mafia Family, and Bel Air, Tasha brings various experiences to the role!
Twitter Candidly Reacts: 'How About Literally Anyone Else?'
In response to the news, fans took to Twitter to express their reactions.
Many people were rather unenthused and lamented the alleged decision.
See 🙄 already they messing Bad Boys 4 up for me. Why are they replacing Theresa Randle with Tasha Smith🤦🏽♀️ noooo .
— ♡ (@chickwithasoul) May 4, 2023
Tasha Smith is replacing Theresa Randle in Bad Boys 4 as Marcus' wife and I'm not sure. And I love Tasha, but…
— Fancy Face (@MsCougar21) May 4, 2023
Exactly , real weird she been there since the first one smh don’t replace characters that’s been there over decades lol 😂
— JoanCarolClayton🤍🤍💫 (@RekaRenee88) May 4, 2023
Nah I don’t like this 😭 love Tasha but she could’ve been a new character. I can’t see anyone else playing Theresa’s role. Like are they about to give the character more screentime or some? https://t.co/qLA0sS7EDL
— – (@diaryofawhorror) May 3, 2023
Some specified that they feel as though Tasha’s personality doesn’t fit Theresa Burnett’s characterization.
Not sure how I feel about this one…Theresa is a laid back wife and Tasha would have to tone it down.. https://t.co/iyPb2Zz4YL
— My own lane (@CherryBerry855) May 3, 2023
Theresa is mild-mannered and soft spoken. Don’t nobody wanna hear Tasha Smith LOUD ass.
And what are the odds of her getting another husband named ‘Marcus’ 😩
— arielle. (@_Urri) May 4, 2023
One user even suggested that she would’ve liked to see the role go to Nia Long, Lela Rochon, or “literally anyone else.” Oop!
Tasha Smith as the wife in bad boys 4? I’m sorry …no. 😂😂 why didn’t they get Nia Long? Is LeLe Rochon retired?? What about literally anyone else? 💀💀
— sugar cookie (@TwinOfTiger) May 3, 2023
Humorously, others couldn’t help but speculate that Tasha will “say ‘MARCUS’ so d*mn loud.”
I love both women but Tasha Smith gon say “MARCUS” so damn loud as usual https://t.co/bukf4Oa9nl
— July 19 (@212Lexus) May 3, 2023
I can hear her already yellin “MARCUS!” 🤦🏾♂️
— Jason (@_OutTheWayJay_) May 3, 2023
Others Were Here For The Change-Up: 'The Original Wife Was Giving Nothing'
While some disagreed with the casting decision, others supported Tasha Smith taking over as Theresa.
OMG. This is good news. Can't wait to see this. Will we be getting drama queen, sophisticated or someone in between, Tasha.
‘Bad Boys 4’: Tasha Smith to Replace Theresa Randle as Wife of Martin Lawrence’s Marcus Burnett (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/c4pCe7nbSt
— Soshanna Nina, MBA CFE 😍🇯🇲 🇺🇲 #Jesus. #NODM (@SoshannaNina) May 4, 2023
One user proclaimed, “Tasha Smith should have played Marcus’ wife from the start because the original wife was giving nothing.” Ouch!
Tasha Smith should have played Marcus wife from the start, because the original wife was giving nothing
— MS.JAZZYBELLE (@MsJazzybelle) May 3, 2023
Bruh why 1 of my homes talkin bout Tasha Smith would play a better wife in Bad Boys 4 then Theresa Randle cus she was of no importance 😮💨
— TAe☘ (@TAeDAe2WAvy) May 4, 2023
Are you here for Tasha Smith taking over as Theresa Burnett?