Tasha Smith Coached Mary J. Blige For Role As Florence In Mudbound

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Actress and Director, Tasha Smith congratulated Mary J. Blige on her Oscar nominations for Mudbound,  and revealed she coached the singer/actress for her role as Florence Jackson in the award nominated film.

Tasha Smith, who owns Tasha Smith, Actors  Workshop in L.A. shared the news on Instagram Tuesday morning after the nominations were announced.  Also encouraging her other students to dream big, and work hard.

“Congratulations to my dear friend @therealmaryjblige on her oscar nomination. I got the opportunity to coach her on this role, I’m so proud of Mary’s powerful work in Mudbound, she was full of passion and vulnerability. To my @tsawla #tsawnyc #tsawatl and all of my Tsaw students around the world, Dream Big and work hard, Be as specific as you can with your work and your choices. know that dreams do come true. Everything that you need as an actor is already on the inside of you. Mary thank for inspiring us all!!! #grateful #actorslife #oscars#teacherslife #mudbound #macro#maryjblige”

Mary J. Blige shared with the Los Angeles Times after her nominations for Best Supporting Actor, and Original Song (Mighty River) were announced, that she couldn’t stop crying.

This feels awesome. It feels so good. I can’t tell you… I feel so overjoyed. I can’t stop crying all these happy tears. Just so grateful and thankful. God is the absolute greatest.

 The Oscar’s will air Sunday, March 4th on ABC.

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