Jill Scott: I'm Just Doing My Best - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Jill Scott: I'm Just Doing My Best

Posted: Updated:

Jill Scott is not quick to jump on any role or script that happens to be thrown her way.  With credits including "Why Did I Get Married?," "Sins of the Mother" and "Steel Magnolias,"  the award-winning actress and recording artist says a lot of thought goes into taking on roles. In fact, one thing she really looks at is the quality of the writing and storytelling.

"It's the director, it's the role, it's the cast, and it's the writing, first and foremost. I want to read and see the person inside these words. I'm a lover of words. I'm looking for that. It has to be water to swim in, not just paper lying flat on the table," Scott told Black Film.  "I'm looking for real writers that paint pictures of people and a director that will allow me find it. I love when a director tweaks it because that's exciting."

Later this week, Jill Scott will be seen in the comedy flick "Baggage Claim," as a flight attendant who comes to the aid of a friend with a feisty, flirtatious and sort of "man-eater" kind of complex, played by Paula Patton.

Jil joins Steve Edwards and Maria Sanson on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Jill Scott:

  • She is a Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter, actress and poet.
  • Since 1999, Scott has made a reputation for being a classic, thought provoking artist gained by her 2000 multi-platinum selling debut, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1. Their followups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 released in 2004, and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 released in 2007 both achieved gold status.
  • She made her cinematic debut in the films Hounddog and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? in 2007.
  • Prior to breaking through the music industry, Scott worked at a variety of jobs, including a number of retail positions and stints at a construction site and an ice cream parlor.
  • Scott has established the Blues Babe Foundation, a program founded to help young minority students pay for university expenses.

(Source: Wikipedia)

‘Baggage Claim' opens Friday.

You can follow Jill on Twitter: @MsJillScott

 

 

  • The Latest From Good Day LAMore>>

  • Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Need To Make Sure People Have Enough To Spend For The Economy

    Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Need To Make Sure People Have Enough To Spend For The Economy

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:23:16 GMT
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal hike from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017.
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal hike from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017.
  • The Bari Studio Workout

    The Bari Studio Workout

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:56:13 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Today Kara Griffin and Michelle Pellizzon are with Maria and Araksya introducing Bari Studio, once only available in New York City's posh Tribeca area - this intense hybrid, full-body workout recently opened their first West Coast location in Newport Beach.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Today Kara Griffin and Michelle Pellizzon are with Maria and Araksya introducing Bari Studio, once only available in New York City's posh Tribeca area - this intense hybrid, full-body workout recently opened their first West Coast location in Newport Beach.
  • Billy J. Kramer: I Wanted Something Different To Follow It All With

    Billy J. Kramer: I Wanted Something Different To Follow It All With

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:48:14 GMT
    Born and raised in Liverpool, signed by an inexperienced agent named Brian Epstein, hustled into the studio with a genius producer named George Martin...and out of that session came a hit song called "Do You Want To Know A Secret." Now here's the twist…we're not talking about The Beatles.
    Born and raised in Liverpool, signed by an inexperienced agent named Brian Epstein, hustled into the studio with a genius producer named George Martin...and out of that session came a hit song called "Do You Want To Know A Secret." Now here's the twist…we're not talking about The Beatles.

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices