In addition to being an accomplished recording artist, Blige has become increasingly successful with her acting career as well in the last few years. She starred in the film Mudbound, for which she was nominated for numerous awards, including the Golden Globe for best supporting actress. She also starred in Netflix's The Umbrella Academy.
When asked how young women should get the courage to try out new things, she had some great advice. "Just do it," she said. "Even if you're afraid and you're trembling and you have naysayers. As long as you feel confident in yourself and you believe that you can really do this, go do it. Go act, take acting classes. Believe it and achieve it and do it."