Their chemistry was off the charts. Brandy was absolutely gorgeous, feminine and cherished by her man and Paolo was sexy as hell, loving and utterly masculine...something that black women and Asian men are rarely ever allowed to be on film and especially not all at the same time. With Hollywood's track record in this regard (right up until today, FlashFoward notwithstanding), it's still hard to believe that this casting choice was made way back in 1997.
***The good stuff starts at the 3:09 mark.***