Mary J. Blige Covers Paper Magazine, Talks Nina Simone Biopic [Photos]
Blige On Nina Simone Comparisons
Mary J. Blige covers the October issue of PAPER magazine and in it, the diva discusses what will be her most challenging acting role yet, depicting soul singer Nina Simone.
"Nina was different from me in a lot of ways. She was courageous and confident. I'm just growing into that," said Blige.
"But she was like that ever since she was a little girl -- she was never afraid during a period when there was so much racism. She was always bold. I have a lot to draw from -- all the trials and tribulations and battles. But my God, I hope I can do the work and pull it off."
As previously reported, Blige started filming for the Nina Simone biopic, Nina, earlier this year.
The film is set to hit theaters in 2012.
Check out more of Mary in Paper below.
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