Mary J. Blige Teases More Upcoming Movie Roles at AFI Fest’s ‘Mudbound’ Premiere

Mary J. Blige Teases More Upcoming Movie Roles at AFI Fest’s ‘Mudbound’ Premiere
Mud was the dominant theme as Dee Rees‘ “Mudbound” opened the 31st edition of the AFI Fest on Thursday night at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Mary J. Blige, who plays matriarch Florence Jackson, said she still has vivid recollections of last year’s 29-day film shoot in Louisiana, set in rural Mississippi in post-World War II.

“We were in real heavy conditions with heat, mosquitos, and mud everywhere and it was crazy, but there was a lot of respect and love among the cast,” she said. “Working with Dee was a joy because she really is like a gift from God. And being Florence helped me in my confidence.”

The R&B chart-topper also added that she has her sights set on more screen time. “What’s next for me is more movies,” she added.

Garrett Hedlund, who portrays a returning war veteran, said the film took him back to his roots.

“I grew up
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