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Mary J. Blige Opens Up About How Her 'Mudbound' Role 'Liberated' Her

Mary J. Blige told Salma Hayek that stripping herself of makeup and fake fingernails for her role in Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” “liberated” her during their interview for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors,” presented by Google Home.

“I didn’t really realize that I was hanging onto so many things of the world that made me feel beautiful. I was fighting for fingernails, and fighting for wigs and things like that. And I just didn’t wanna strip down, because I just was afraid,” Blige said. “Once I trusted [Rees] and let Florence live, she really liberated me. She really opened me up to my own inner beauty for real. Not what I thought I’d learn, but really truly who I am. And that none of this matters, you know?”

The seventh season of Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” will air from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. on PBS SoCal KOCE.

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