Norma Jeane Mortensen Baker, professionally recognized as Marilyn Monroe, was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.
Blair Underwood covers the April 2012 issue of Upscale Magazine! The super handsome 47-year-old talks about his starring role in the upcoming T.D. Jakes Production, ‘Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day’ , his wife and career.
On his upcoming role: “I’m not one, as an audience member, to enjoy or even appreciate being preached to…I go to church for that. But if you can tell a story and people can take that journey with you…and then once they leave, kind of think in retrospect, ‘Oh you know, there was a message, there was a moral to that story,’ that definitely was an asset to me.”
On playing different roles: “What I love more than anything is being able to play a range. Whatever people see you as switch it up. I’m more grateful for longevity that almost anything else in my professional life…. Nothing’s guaranteed in this business. You see a lot of people come and go, fall by the wayside.”
On his wife of 18-yrs, Desiree DaCosta: ”She’s just smarter than I am. She has great insights. She has her perspective, she has her female perspective [and] she has her maternal perspective. I’m always interested in what she says and I respect her opinion…. We just click and fit. We understand each other and support each other and try to respect each other. Failure is not an option.”