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

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Queen Latifah

Not only did she play the lead in Bessie, but Latifah also initially auditioned for the role way back in 1992. But, as previously stated, funding for the project never came through. As Latifah’s star continued to rise and she created her own company, she attached herself as an executive producer and played a crucial role in bringing Smith’s story to the screen.

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