Mary J. Blige has won an award for her role in the new movie “Mudbound.” Despite having a rocky year going through a divorce and tax debt she now has a silver lining. Mary was presented with a special jury award from the Gotham Independent Films Awards. The film is set in the 1940’s and Mary plays Florence, the matriarch of a poor family.
Mary thanked the director of the film, Dee Rees saying, “She offered me the role. And when someone offers you a role and you don’t have to read [or audition], and don’t have to worry about anything but getting your acting coach and getting prepared, it just makes you go harder and love that person more. What you actually did when you created Florence is that you exposed something in me that I needed, and that was a whole other level of confidence.”