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Does Tracee Ellis Ross Play a Version of Her Mom in ‘The High Note’?

Tracee Ellis Ross is a present and it’s about to be everyone’s birthday. The daughter of legendary diva Diana Ross stars within the extremely anticipated film, The Excessive Word, which releases digitally on Friday, Might 29, 2020.

Tracee performs Grace Davis, a Grammy-Award-winning singer on the tail-end of her profession, whereas Dakota Johnson performs Grace’s assistant Maggie who’s caught choosing up Grace’s dry cleansing whereas she really desires of manufacturing Grace’s music.

With Tracee taking part in a multiple-award-winning diva, the comparisons to her nice mom, Diana Ross are inevitable. However some followers are questioning whether or not The Excessive Word is definitely about Diana Ross herself.  

Maintain studying to search out out whether or not there are any similarities between Grace Davis and Diana Ross and the way Tracee introduced this wonderful character to life on the massive display screen.

Are there are similarities between Grace and Diana Ross?

Taking part in a pop diva not not like her real-life mom has naturally invited comparisons between Tracee’s Grace and Diana Ross. However Tracee explains to Leisure Weekly, “none of that is taken from the world I do know of being my mother’s little one. The one factor is that I at all times had the dream of with the ability to sing.”

The callbacks to Diana that appear to be deliberate are within the visible similarities, particularly throughout one in all Grace’s performances the place she comes out on stage in a fringed purple jumpsuit not not like the purple sequined quantity that Diana wore throughout a Central Park efficiency in 1983.

Tracee added that the one actual similarity between her character, Grace and her mother Diana was that they have been each advanced human beings and never the one-dimensional “divas” that the world makes well-known girls out to be. She’s “a human with a coronary heart, who has fears and disappointments and struggles all on her personal.”

So, whereas there are not any direct references to Diana Ross, the film does pay homage to Detroit, the town by which Diana was born and raised and the place she first discovered fame with The Supremes. Early on within the film, Grace is doing a rehearsal and he or she asks her assistant the place they’re. “Detroit,” says Maggie from off-stage. 

Later within the film, Grace’s character additionally pays tribute to a different Detroit legend, the late Aretha Franklin. In hallway scene exterior of a recording studio, Dakota’s character Maggie provides a framed {photograph} of Aretha a fingertip kiss. 

Stream The Excessive Word on Amazon Prime.

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