Cynthia Erivo Tries To Match The ‘Genius’ Of Aretha Franklin

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In its third season, Genius will explore a different kind of genius. Having previously focused on Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in its first two seasons, Season 3 is about the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Emmy, Tony, and Grammy Award-winning performer Cynthia Erivo stars as Franklin; while she’s undeniably got an amazing voice, there’s also nobody who could match Franklin. So, while Erivo says she’s always channeled a lot of Aretha in her own style, she’s spent a lot of time learning how to get closer and closer for the series. (Click on the media bar below to hear Cynthia Erivo)

Genius: Aretha starts this Sunday through Wednesday at 8/7c on Nat Geo.

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