We told you a while back that Usher (aka, Ursher, as I like to call him) was starring as Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming biopic, Hands of Stone. The singer has already bulked up to get the (Tameka Raymond approved) body of the prized fighter, but now he’s working on his hair, growing the afro that Leonard stayed with as a young man. When speaking about embodying the man for the movie, Usher stated that he’s more than serious about doing what he needs to not only look like him on-screen but in real life as well:
“My commitment to this character demands that I not only physically get ready, but also become him. The hair, the personality, the manner he conducts himself in — all that. He’s an incredible man.”
Well, Usher showed off his elevated afro this week while performing for the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation’s 2013 Angel Ball, which helps raise money for cancer research. While he might try to look like Sugar Ray Leonard, he took a page out of Liberace’s fashion book with his glittery suit swag.
What do you think of the look? Usher actually looks a bit younger with such a hairstyle, but he doesn’t look bad. Kudos to the man for taking such an acting opportunity so serious, but I’m sure he knows that he has no other choice. People can be harsh with critiques when it comes to an actor’s work in a biopic, especially an actor whose day job is to sing for a living. Do you think he’ll knock it out the park?