The trailer for Tracee Ellis Ross & # 39; new film The high grade fell on Friday, February 28th, and we are reasonably impressed with what could be our new favorite music film now A star Is Born Mania is over. Ross steps into the spotlight as Grace Davis, a superstar singer who hasn't made new music in over a decade and is playing it safe by performing her biggest hits for fans. While we've always known that Ross is a talented actress, swimsuit model, and dancer, this is the first time we've been exposed to her musical talent. That's right, these Dulcet tones we hear in the trailer really belong to Ross!
In an interview with Weekly entertainmentRoss revealed that she sings six original songs as The high gradeGrace Davis has a lifelong dream black Actress. "It was so much fun working in a different world and genre," she said. "It was also terrible for me to face my dreams, I was so afraid to sing! I really wanted this script for so long and I wanted this role. I followed it and I am so happy with how it all turned out." "
Some people may assume that Ross was inspired by her superstar mother Diana Ross, but the star explained that her mother's life had no effect on her portrayal, apart from the fact that both women were larger than life and often painted as a "diva" were. "To be honest, none of this is from the world that I know is my mother's child," she said. She continued to share that the role was "life changing" for her. We hope the experience has been life-changing enough to encourage the actress to record her own music, but for the moment we're just going to think about what we can hear in the trailer so far The high grade Coming To The Theaters On May 8th!