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Mary J. Blige Filming "Betty & Coretta"

Sep 27 2012

Mary J. Blige is working on her second acting project, filming for the Lifetime movie Betty & Coretta in Montreal this week.  The film is a double biopic of Betty Shabazz (played by Blige) and Coretta Scott King (Angela Bassett) following the deaths of their husbands, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.  Blige tells Billboard, "Right now it's a little sad but I'm enjoying it... it's the death of Malcolm, the death of Martin and the women trying to be strong and get through it."  Mary made her big screen debut in the summer film Rock of Ages, performing the Pat Benetar hit "Shadows of the Night."  In addition to the current movie project, Blige has also joined the new season of The Voice as a mentor to Adam Levine's team.  The nine-time Grammy winner performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last weekend where she was joined on stage by Prince, dueting on his hit "Nothing Compares 2 U."     

Last changed: Sep 27 2012 at 5:38 AM

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