Queen Latifah — who plays the title role in the HBO movie Bessie, which premieres tonight — has been working for more than 20 years to bring Bessie Smith's life to the screen and finally pulled it together with writer-director Dee Rees.
If you read the article or listen to the interview, you can tell how passionate Latifah is about Bessie Smith. She sounds much like I do when I'm excited about a topic (the 1920s being one of them, the Bronte sisters being another).
I'm really excited about this movie, and although I don't have HBO, I'm determined to find a way to see i!
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