7. Mary J. Blige to play Betty Shabazz
Mary J. Blige is taking on a historic role for the TV drama "Parallel Lives."
"It’s about the lives of Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz, the women in Malcolm X’s and Martin Luther King’s life (sic)," she told WENN. "I’m playing Betty and prepping for that now. I’ve been studying her online and watching her interviews.”
It’s not clear which network will be airing the drama, but principal photography will be shot this fall.