Star of The United States Vs. Billie Holiday opens up to DIVA about playing her Black, bisexual idol


To celebrate the release of The United States Vs. Billie Holiday, DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon sat down for a virtual chat with the super talented Andra Day. Chatting all things Lady Day and how she brought her to life, Andra gave us a deeper insight into Billie’s herstory. This is an exclusive interview you won’t want to miss. Feast your eyes on our gorgeous new cover and enjoy this sneak peek of the feature below.

Photo Credit: Takashi Seida.

Andra Day on embodying Billie Holiday

“It was very, very different and wildly uncomfortable.”

Andra Day on her Hollywood co-stars

“They really poured into me in such a powerful way. They gave me so much to learn from and absorb.”

Andra Day on her hit track Rise Up

“It’s greater than me and I’m grateful for the song. I’m watching it do its thing.”

PLUS Andra Day reveals her thoughts on Billie Holiday and Tallulah Bankhead’s relationship.

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