Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of Bessie

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Confessions

Queen Latifah referred to Bessie Smith as the role of a lifetime, but she also confessed that she was initially terrified to play her. Smith was a powerhouse and her music and voice was so different from Latifah’s own. But immersing herself in the singer’s music is what ended up helping Latifah out and aided her in connecting with the late songstress.

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