"Let it be the first movie," she said. "If you think you can do it better, then by all means. Let ours be version number one of ten stories in the next 10 years about the [expletive] iconic person that was Nina Simone."
"It's wonderful because I've been dying to work with the cast again, to work with JJ," she said. "I love him so much. He's such an amazing human being and such an amazing storyteller and a great director, so what more can I ask for? I start the year and I'm literally going back to a very familiar environment and being a part of a great story."