Kerry Washington recently participated in a Sirius XM Town Hall session and explained how that epic Apple Music commercial featuring herself, Taraji P. Henson and Mary J. Blige came to be.
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With direction by Ava DuVernany (Selma), Washington said the filming of the commercial – which featured the three stars hanging out at Blige’s home – was really “like four girlfriends getting together to reminisce.”
“It was really a special day,” she added.
As Washington explained, DuVernay asked the three women about their favorite songs, including what people might be surprised to find they enjoyed. “I had a lot of genres that were really different for me: some classical, some country, maybe a little Latin,” Washington said, without revealing specifics (as a way to keep from spoiling the future Apple Music spots the group produced). But what about break-up songs?
“There’s this really amazing song called “[As] We Lay” by Shirley Murdoch. I love that song,” Washington said. “I used to sing that song alone in my college dorm room with all the heartbreak you could possibly have.”