Luke was working as a clerk in the Sony gift store when he says he sneaked into an audition for the film. He was later called back to audition for Washington. On the strength of his performance, Washington decided the young actor "had what it took" for the part.
When Washington and Black went to give Luke the good news at the Sony gift store, by coincidence Fisher just happened to be in the store too. Ignoring Fisher, Washington walked right up to Luke and greeted him "Hey, how you doing, Antwone?"
When he understood what Washington was saying — that he got the part — Luke was overjoyed. "I, like, just fainted," he remembers. "I don't know what I did. I think I kissed him, hugged him, like, tried to squeeze him until he turned red."
The scene was an emotional climax for all four of them. Black remembers "four grown men sitting on the steps of the Sony store, crying."