Mary J. Blige studies YouTube

    Mary J. Blige is taking a crash course in the art of the biopic by using the Internet to prep her for role as Nina Simone.

    The voice she’s got, But how well Mary is able to bring Nina back to life may depend on her web access.

    MJB is doing her homework when it comes to her upcoming role as the High Priestess of Soul.

    “I have a lot of YouTube of her and I just watch her, study her, read about her, talk to different people about her,” she told

    Mary may have to reschedule some study session as she preps to shoot another film, an adaptation of the Broadway musical, Rock of Ages. She hasn’t had to report to the set yet, but she has run through the script with castmates Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin.

    “I don’t start shooting until July 25th, but we did the table reading and it’s good,” Mary told before revealing a bit about her fabulous character. “I play a gentleman’s club owner, Justice Charlier. She’s very beautiful, she’s super-fly from the ’80s and she is the light in a dark place."
    To see how she lights up the screen, you’ll have to wait until 2012, when Rock of Ages is due in theaters.



    —Sonya Eskridge




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