Magazine article Variety

Ryan Told Me They Were Interested in Casting a Musician

Magazine article Variety

Ryan Told Me They Were Interested in Casting a Musician

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Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson turned heads as the lead in the indie satire "Dear White People." After a small role in Ava DuVernay's "Selma," the actress broadens her horizons in Ryan Coogler's "Creed" (see review, page 130), in which she also sings. Thompson shared how the upcoming reboot breathes new life into the "Rocky" franchise, MANNIE HOLMES

How do you relate to your character?

Bianca is an aspiring singer. She reluctantly, I think, falls in love with Michael B. Jordan's character, who is the offspring of Apollo Creed. We were interested in what it means for young people pursuing their own dreams and having a relationship.

How does "Creed" differ from previous "Rocky" films?

The movie definitely brings a new kind of audience into the franchise. In this film, Philadelphia is a character in the movie. …

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