Vivica A. Fox No Longer 'Stripping for Tips' in 'Independence Day' Sequel

PHOTO: Vivica A. Fox returns as Jasmine Hiller in "Independence Day: Resurgence".PlayClaudette Barius/Twentieth Century Fox
WATCH Cast Talks What to Expect From 'Independence Day: Resurgence'

It may have taken 20 years for the sequel, but Vivica A. Fox still feels giddy as a school girl when talking about her upcoming role in "Independence Day: Resurgence."

"I was thrilled. I felt like that same young girl who, twenty years ago, got that call that I was going to be in one of the biggest summer blockbuster movies; those same feelings came flooding back again," Fox told ABC News.

The movie, which is a follow-up to 1996's "Independence Day," centers around the original cast with a few additions and minus Will Smith. Their goal: to once again save Earth from invading aliens.

Fox admits she was disappointed after hearing that her co-star was not taking part in the long-awaited film.

"There has been talks about doing the sequel for the last five years,” she said. “The fans have literally been requesting this sequel for 15 years. So for five years, you hear it's going to happen, it's going to happen, it's not going to happen, it's going to happen, it's not going to happen. And then I heard it's going to happen. And then I heard, 'Oh, my gosh' I don't think Will Smith is going to do it.’ And I was like a sorry selfish actor: damn, there goes my story line.”

Even without Smith, Fox, 51, says she's happy with the result and her role as Jasmine Dubrow-Hiller.

"Dylan has now grown up and so have I. My character is no longer working the pole, which is a beautiful thing. She's going to be a hospital administrator, so she's not stripping for tips," she said. "Ok, so you guys will be happy to hear that. So she's a hospital administrator and she's in there saving lives, and doing good things."

"Independence Day: Resurgence" is out in theaters today.