EM – Cynthia Erivo Says Her “The Rose” Remake Is Like “Tina Turner And Florence Welch Have A Baby” – Ebene Magazine

When Cynthia Erivo was approached by Searchlight Pictures to star in a remake of “The Rose,” one of the first things she did was email Bette Midler, who became famous for her interpretation of a rock star destroyed by drugs and alcohol in the original. Film from 1979. “I guess I was just looking for a blessing, and I got exactly what I wanted,” Erivo tells me when recording an upcoming Variety Streaming Room interview. “And she was wonderful and really sweet, and she said some really beautiful things.” Erivo, who won an Emmy nomination for her work as Aretha Franklin in “Genius: Aretha”, gives a contemporary twist to “The Rose”. “Right now my brain is saying like Tina Turner and Florence Welch are having a baby,” she says. “That’s kind of how I see my Rose.”

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“It’s a celebration of others from the start. It is literally the antithesis of “Pose” in this regard. “It’s Billy Porter talking about” What if? , His directorial debut on a black transgender girl in high school. “We are starting to have fun with this. We start with the celebration with this one, and it’s really powerful to be in a position where I can tell the next version of what our story should be, ”said the Emmy winner. “It’s time to tell another story. It’s time to tell a new story. I came out HIV positive. Shame is gone. It’s time for Billy to tell a different story. And it speaks of it in such a deep way. I am totally in my happiness.

Kate Hudson plays a self-help mogul in the second season of the Netflix crime series “Truth Be Told”. “I thought about Tony Robbins a lot,” the actor said of preparing for the role. However, don’t ask Ms. Hudson about her work in Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” sequel. “I don’t want to say anything,” she said. “I am scared. I’m just afraid to get a call from Rian.

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