Mary J. Blige says she 'may do a rock album' after film

  • 13 June 2012
  • From the section Music
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige, Tom Cruise and Julianne Hough
Mary J. Blige (second left) appears alongside Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages

Mary J. Blige says she may end up doing a rock album following her performance in the film Rock of Ages.

The R&B star sings some classic rock songs as part of her role as a strip club owner.

"Everyone's approaching me [saying] 'You going to do a rock album?' Maybe that'll be now, because everyone's approaching me about it."

Mary also revealed she'll do more acting and is lined up to play the wife of human rights activist Malcolm X.

Speaking about the possibility of recording rock tracks, she said: "The energy in rock 'n' roll is the energy in my music. I deliver strong emotions.

"Every interview I do everyone's asking me, 'Am I going to a rock 'n' roll album?'

"Of course I did a song with U2 and covered some Led Zeppelin stuff."

In Rock of Ages, which stars Tom Cruise, Mary sings classic 1980s tracks like Any Way You Want It by Journey and Whitesnake's Here I Go Again.

She plays a character called Justice Charlier, owner of The Venus Club on Hollywood's Sunset Strip.

The 41-year-old admitted the role was a "huge deal" to her and that she wants to do more work on the big screen.

"In November I'm shooting a film called Parallel Lives. It's about Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz.

"It's about the women in Malcolm X and Martin Luther King's lives and what they had to deal with.

"It's very interesting for me to take on. I'm researching her online, looking at her interviews and different movies and reading books on her."

Rock of Ages is out now in UK cinemas.