At the Oct. 20 Variety screening session for “Ray,” helmer Taylor Hackford related the advice he dished out to star Jamie Foxx about Ray Charles.
“This is a man who was deep and alone in the dark. That’s the key to the role.”
Co-stars Regina King and Kerry Washington talked Foxx’s complete transformation for the role.
“Jamie was Ray,” said Washington. “And he still carries a part of him with him even after the movie.”