Jill Scott Joins ‘Black Lightning’ Cast
Singer Jill Scott is returning to television. The three-time Grammy winner will reportedly play the villainous Lady Eve in the upcoming CW drama Black Lightning. The DC Comics character is described as a funeral parlor owner who quickly becomes the adversary of the show’s protagonist (Black Lightning) as she is revealed to be the bridge between the underworld and a secret group of corrupt leaders.
Jill Scott to Star in Lifetime Film About the Flint Water Crisis
In addition to her tour this summer, singer Jill Scott also plans to return to the small screen via Flint, the upcoming Lifetime movie about the government poisoning of Flint, Michigan’s water supply. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will explore the true story of three activists fighting to expose the cover-up, as well as seek justice for those affected the city’s lead-tainted water lines.
Can You Imagine Jill Scott as Olivia Pope?
With the 100th episode of Scandal set to air this Thursday, cast and crew were recently brought together by the Hollywood Reporter to discuss what it took to bring the controversial political drama to network television. It was of course no shock to hear ABC wanted the part of Olivia Pope to be played by a white woman, despite the character being inspired by real-life African American political fixer Judy Smith. What was a bit shocking, however, were some of the names being thrown about to play Olivia once the network agreed to the casting of a black woman.
Jill Scott Mahogany Hallmark Collection
Singer Jill Scott has her own collection of Mahogany greetings cards by Hallmark. The brand announced their new Jill Scott Collection earlier today, saying the cards will feature original designs with seasonal sentiments full of encouragement and colorful lyricism- all inspired by Jill and her music.
Jill Scott Debuts Stunning Video for “Back Together” Single
Grammy winning singer Jill Scott dropped her latest video Back Together from her chart topping album WOMAN. The visual is the follow up to the chart topping Fools Gold and the critically acclaimed You Don’t Know, also featured on WOMAN.
Shot in NYC, the video was directed by Alan Ferguson and features the talented members of the Complexions Contemporary Ballet and a guest appearance by the prodigiously talented Donna Vaughn, a long time principal dancer in Broadway’s Highest grossing musical, The Lion King.
Jill Scott Joins Being Mary Jane for Season 3 Recurring Role
Being Mary Jane, the hit BET drama series starring actress Gabrielle Union, is getting an infusion of female talent when it returns for its third season on October 20.
According to published reports, singer Jill Scott and veteran actress Loretta Devine will both be joining the cast in recurring roles. Loretta will play a bookstore owner, while Jill will play the mother of Raven Goodwin’s character Niecy.
Jill Scott Lands Role in New FX Drama Snowfall
Singer Jill Scott is adding another acting credit to her already impressive resume.
According to published reports, Jill will be joining the cast of Snowfall, a new FX drama from Boyz n’ the Hood director John Singleton.
Also set to join the cast is Lauren London, who just wrapped up a three season stint on BET’s The Game. Both ladies join previously announced cast members Damson Idris and Billy Magnussen.
Three time Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott is set to return to the music scene this summer with a new album and recently announced world tour.
Jilly from Philly plans to kick off her first tour in almost four years on June 26 at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia. From there she’ll criss-cross the U.S. before heading over to Australia to perform at this year’s Soul Fest.
Also on the itinerary is the July 24 release of Jill’s fifth solo album Woman. Jill unveiled the album’s lead-off single Fool’s Gold last month, and used her Instagram page to unveil the cover art earlier today.