Misfits actress Ruth Negga has revealed that while starring as Shirley Bassey in a TV biopic about the singer’s life, she was worried that her portrayal may come across to viewers as “a parody.”
The drama, entitled ‘Shirley’ will air on Thursday, September 29, on BBC2 & BBC HD as part of the broadcaster’s Mixed Race season.
Speaking to TV & Satellite Week, Ruth revealed that she only had eight days to prepare for her role, so she “lived and breathed Shirley” during the run up to filming.
She added, “There’s not much footage of her early days. So I lived, ate and breathed Shirley for eight days… Read more & comment »