Could Blair Underwood get his chance to play as the late singer, Marvin Gaye in a biopic?
The 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards took place virtually for the first time this past weekend. From non-televised ceremonies to post celebrations, the week of March 22-26 was star studded. Hosted by comedian actor Anthony Anderson, which marked his eighth consecutive year as the emcee.
On Friday (March 26), Blair Underwood won “Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special” for his role as Charles Walker Jr. in the Netflix mini-series “Self Made” inspired by the life of Madam C. J. Walker. Underwood was nominated for eleven awards for an NAACP Image Award and this is his eighth win.
The 56-year-old has spent 35 years building his legacy in the business and continues to receive roles that make him feel new again. From portraying as Russell Simmons in his film debut “Krush Groove” to his infamous role in “Madea’s Family Reunion”. Although he has never been disappointing in the character he plays, it doesn’t seem like Blair is slowing down.
During a recent interview with Driune Santana, Underwood explained why he wants to play as Marvin Gaye in a biopic.
“Partially because I’ve always been a fan of biopics number one in terms of the genre. The man himself, what he has created in his music, what he projected in his soul, and the challenges,” said the Washington native. He continued to express how being apart of this biopic will have an affect on him, “For me it’s always about the journey and I tend to gravitate towards tormented souls. The ones who are trying to figure out their place in the world.”
Watch the full interview below.