How Cynthia Erivo Prepped for Her Role as Aretha Franklin

“Extra’s” Cheslie Kryst spoke with Cynthia Erivo as she promoted her new series “Genius: Aretha.”

While Cynthia admitted she did experience some nerves playing icon Aretha Franklin, she felt an “overwhelming sense of responsibility” to “do her proud.”

Along with dishing on her preparation to play Aretha, Erivo opened up about filming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Genius: Aretha” premieres March 21 on National Geographic.

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