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‘The United States Vs. Billie Holiday’s Andra Day On How Playing A Cultural Icon Inspired Her To Give Voice To The Suppressed – Contenders Film: The Nominees

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deadline Dino-Ray Ramos
2021-04-11 05:38:38

It goes without saying that when performer lands the role of a cultural icon, there is a certain amount of pressure. For Oscar-nominated actress Andra Day, she immediately felt it when she found out she was going to play the legendary Billie Holiday in Lee Daniels’ The United States vs. Billie Holiday. “It was all fear for sure,” Day said, laughing.

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