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Nia Long On Playing Katherine Jackson In ‘Michael’ Biopic: ‘I Was Scared To Death’


FILE-Nia Long attends the AAFCA Special Achievement Awards luncheon on Sunday, March 3, 2024, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Nia Long is dishing on her experience of portraying Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine Jackson. “It was a huge responsibility to represent a woman who is iconic, who has carried the weight of the world on her shoulders, who is still with us gracefully,” Long said of the film role. “And I am hoping that I delivered because one never knows. I just put in the work and tried to do my best. It was an opportunity of a lifetime.” Award winner Colman Domingo is Long’s co-star playing the role of Michael’s father Joe Jackson. ‘Michael’ arrives in theaters on April 18th, 2025.

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