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Jill Scott: I'm Just Doing My Best

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Jill Scott is not quick to jump on any role or script that happens to be thrown her way.  With credits including "Why Did I Get Married?," "Sins of the Mother" and "Steel Magnolias,"  the award-winning actress and recording artist says a lot of thought goes into taking on roles. In fact, one thing she really looks at is the quality of the writing and storytelling.

"It's the director, it's the role, it's the cast, and it's the writing, first and foremost. I want to read and see the person inside these words. I'm a lover of words. I'm looking for that. It has to be water to swim in, not just paper lying flat on the table," Scott told Black Film.  "I'm looking for real writers that paint pictures of people and a director that will allow me find it. I love when a director tweaks it because that's exciting."

Later this week, Jill Scott will be seen in the comedy flick "Baggage Claim," as a flight attendant who comes to the aid of a friend with a feisty, flirtatious and sort of "man-eater" kind of complex, played by Paula Patton.

Jil joins Steve Edwards and Maria Sanson on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Jill Scott:

  • She is a Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter, actress and poet.
  • Since 1999, Scott has made a reputation for being a classic, thought provoking artist gained by her 2000 multi-platinum selling debut, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1. Their followups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 released in 2004, and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 released in 2007 both achieved gold status.
  • She made her cinematic debut in the films Hounddog and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? in 2007.
  • Prior to breaking through the music industry, Scott worked at a variety of jobs, including a number of retail positions and stints at a construction site and an ice cream parlor.
  • Scott has established the Blues Babe Foundation, a program founded to help young minority students pay for university expenses.

(Source: Wikipedia)

‘Baggage Claim' opens Friday.

You can follow Jill on Twitter: @MsJillScott



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