When Cynthia Erivo Met Aretha Franklin: How the Queen of Soul Shocked the Tony Winner

Published on Nov 09, 2019

When Cynthia Erivo Met Aretha Franklin: How the Queen of Soul Shocked the Tony Winner

Cynthia Erivo is in the midst of a moment. The Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner is headlining Harriet, the Harriet Tubman biopic, and co-wrote the lead song from the movie "Stand Up." She's got a number of other projects in the works, including a very high-profile TV role: Aretha Franklin. Erivo is playing the Queen of Soul in Genius: Aretha, the National Geographic Channel miniseries sanctioned by the singer's estate. And to prepare, Erivo, who has professed her love for Franklin and performed in tributes for the late singer, is doing all kinds of research. "She has interviews, which I am just starting to discover, because you have to really search for...

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