Jill Scott is officially our girl crush. The “Blessed” singer debuted a brand new look on the cover of the September issue of Essence magazine and can we all join in together for a collective “YASSS?!” Jilly from Philly is fierce in a blonde pixie-like wig on the glossy facade.
Scott is promoting her role as James Brown second wife “DeeDee” in the biopic “Get On Up,” in theaters today.
“‘Deedee’ understood James and accepted him,” she said opening up to TheSource about the role.”It was a part of their thing. Sometimes, he’s very passionate and loving and sometimes, the weight of being James Brown was taken out on her and she accepted it.”
When asked if she’s ever covered any of Brown’s songs, she responded “I have never covered a James Brown song. I would like to, but I don’t know which one. His jazz standards are amazing. I don’t even know if I could. That’s a big undertaking. I’m not opposed to it all.”
Scott admitted to use that she cries often (which should have come in handy when filming the emotional biopic). “When I’m happy. I’m sad or overwhelmed, or tired…[laughs] I like to get stress off of me. Even if it’s joy-filled. I like to let it go. I like to be balanced, so sometimes I feel little overwhelmed in any particular emotion and I just let it out…or kickbox.”
Such a dynamic woman.