#TheGlowUp is real as Mary J. Blige covers the November issue of Essence magazine!
Inside the mag, the “Strength of a Woman” singer, talks about surviving her divorce and her upcoming role in the Dee Rees Buzzworthy movie Mudbound.
Mary admits that she was asked to transform into a completely different person.
“I had just come back from performing on the Bad Boy Family Reunion tour with all the nails and the wigs, and I wasn’t trying to depart from that,” she admitted. “So when it came time to get into character, I was like, ‘Can I wear a lace-front wig? Can I get some lashes?'”
Mary ultimately got into character..
“If I didn’t let go and give into the character, the movie probably wouldn’t be what it is right now. It was the one thing that needed to be done, and I couldn’t let Dee down.”