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Mary J. Blige for ESSENCE Magazine [November 2017]

 

R&B singer Mary J. Blige covers the November 2017 issue of ESSENCE magazine.

Blige can be seen sporting an all-white ensemble including a fluffy fur jacket.  Inside this issue, Blige discusses her upcoming NETFLIX film, “Mudbound” – a film set in the Mississippi Delta during the Jim Crow south era.

In the film, Blige plays Florence Jackson, a mother of four who faces several hardships due to the color of her skin, all while living on a saturated farm.

“Shedding Mary J. Blige for Florence gave Mary J. Blige some confidence… like a lot of it,” Blige told ESSENCE. “[On set] I could hear people whispering, ‘She’s so beautiful.’ And I was like, ‘Who the hell are they talking about?'”

Blige also reveals that she had to take on this role all while going through a very public, and sometimes nasty, separation from her husband of 14-years.

“I had just come back from performing on the Bad Boy Family Reunion tour with all the nails and the wigs, and I wasn’t trying to depart from that,” she admitted. “So when it came time to get into character, I was like, ‘Can I wear a lace-front wig? Can I get some lashes?'”

For more with Mary J. Blige, pick up the latest issue of ESSENCE magazine.  Check out the trailer for “Mudbound” below.

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Posted on October 22, 2017, in ENTERTAINMENT NEWS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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