Every single time, you come on the show, I always love every time.
I love all your performances. Now I got to say, you're fantastic. Mudbound.
I didn't even, I knew your voice, but you don't look like you at all.
Right, well, that was the goal, to completely disappear. Of course, I fought because, you know, it was a lot to become Florence, you know,
after you're coming off of a Bad Boy Reunion Tour and you're Mary J. Blige. You got your wigs. You got your weaves. You got your boots.
You just, Mary J. Blige. And Dee Rees says no makeup. No wigs. No weaves. No lashes.
I was like but wait, isn't this, doesn't this character have lashes?
Wasn't she born with lashes? So why can't I have, like, a strip of lashes?
So, yeah, I mean, and I'm happy that Mary J. Blige disappeared, because that was the goal, because people are, you know, happy about the performance.
You still look beautiful without any of that stuff, and you're fantastic in it. Thank you.
Basically, do you want to set it up, what the movie's about?
Well, the movie is about two families that live in the Jim Crow era in the Mississippi Delta, one black, one white.
And they are bound by hardships and hard times. And the wives of these families,
they're the ones that get really close, and their, their relationship is bonded through just being relative as women and the things we go through as women.
It's also about how black men went off to war and fought as free men, but came back to the South and were still called niggers and being lynched.
It's also a love story. It's also about friendship.
It's, it's, it's just, it's so many different narratives to this.
And, you know, it's very powerful because the love, love is the the savior of this, and normally, love doesn't save anything in these types of movies.
And the black, you know, the black family is not slaves. This is not a slave movie. Yeah.
These people are free and proud, but, you know, it's, it's a great movie.
Dee Rees did an amazing job. Dee Rees did a great job... Yeah. and you did as well.
I want to show a clip. Thank you. Here's Mary J. Blige in the new movie Mudbound. Take a look at this.
You just come back. I will. You come all the way back. Yeah? I love you, Mama. I love you, too, baby.
I can't look back. They say it's bad luck to watch somebody leave. Mary J. Blige, everybody.