The pop and soul singer Andra Day transformed her body and her sound to take on the role of a latecareer icon in Lee Daniels’ “The United States vs. Billie Holliday.” The historical drama, to be released on Hulu, depicts the “Strange Fruit” singer in all her glorious ravages,
with a painfully ruined voice and as targeted by government investigations but still possessed of her pride. A similar behind-the-icon
act is pulled off by “Hamilton” Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr., whose Sam Cooke is a key player in the fiery debates among historical legends in Regina King’s Amazon film “One Night in Miami.”
Day and Odom sat down for a virtual chat for Variety‘s Actors on Actors, presented by Amazon Studios. Watch the full conversation above.