Mary J. Blige is one of the busiest women out there, that's for sure!
Not only is she extremely active in charity (FFAWN), but she is prepping a new album due out in September, and working on TWO major upcoming movies!
Here's what she had to say about that role:
"I'm starring in Rock Of Ages alongside Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin. I'm playing Justice Charlier, the gentleman's club owner. I'm having so much fun preparing for it, and I know Tom. I love Tom. He just really wants the best for everybody. He just wants you to win, and you've got to love a person like that. And they also just closed the deal with Russell Brand. It's a fun movie!"
Sounds like it, for sure. We could see how rocking out with Russell would be such a cool experience, since he's all about that kind of vibe to begin with!
Now her other upcoming role is a rather large one, and that's the upcoming Nina Simone biopic. We can't tell you how excited we are for it, because Nina Simone is one of our absolute favorites!
Here's what Mary says when asked if she's still doing it:
"I'm definitely still doing it and I'm in acting classes for it now. We start shooting at the end of the month!"
We think you're perfect for the role, and it just goes to show that you're taking it super seriously by taking classes and preparing for it. We bet it'll be an amazing homage!
Keep us updated, Mary! We can't wait for the new album, too!
[Image via WENN.]