Lee Daniels chose singer Andra Day to play Billie Holiday in his star biopic. A role that “completely turned her over,” she said.
At the Oscars last April, the competition was good and tough. Viola Davis, Vanessa Kirby, Frances McDormand and Carey Mulligan, we have had the worst acting set. Among them, debutante Andra Day looked like an outsider. His performance in Billie Holiday. A state affair, the feature film by Lee Daniels, had won him a Golden Globe a few weeks earlier. In the end, “D-Day” did not take place and Frances McDormand won her third statuette for her role as a widow in a van in Nomadland.
But, for her first film role, the 36-year-old soul singer made an impression. Andra Day, however, expressed doubts in the American press about his desire to continue playing in front of a camera. In an interview with Zoom, a few days before the Oscars ceremony, she reassured us about her inclinations for early retirement. “It’s true, I said I thought I would never play again after that, she admits. This is my first experience in the cinema, and I loved it,
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