Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 252 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Ladies and gentlemen, we are in the presence of R&B and soul royalty right here… Please be standing and welcome MARY J. BLIGE!
“…When you give your all, you win…”
Absolute solid gold crown wearing greatness for you here, as Pip sits down with the phenomenal Ms. Blige for a thoroughly entertaining and uplifting chat. She’s been making the rounds in promotion of her new starring role as ‘Cha-Cha’ in the amazing ‘The Umbrella Academy’, an adaptation of an equally amazing graphic novel, and she spent some time breaking down the whole experience with Pip in this rare interview. They get to cover a HUGE amount of goodies, ranging from her love of the script and its connections to real life, being educated in how to correctly beat up a person and do a ton of crazy stunts (until things got a touch too insane), the madness of the costumes, her love of learning and growth through roles, how she killed it in a Christmas play as a kid, growing up in the projects and how that didn’t allow much room for dreaming, her non-braggy style and, of course, her illustrious and celebrated music career (including her friendship and career beginnings with a young Notorious BIG!). From music to acting but without ever losing sight or sound of her backgrounds, it’s a heartwarming one here folks as you might expect from a true veteran of the entertainment industry. You’ll love it.
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