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