In an interview with filmmaker Nisha Ganatra (Late Night), BGN talks about her latest feature about the dazzling L.A. music scene.
The film The High Note tells the story of Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie (Dakota Johnson) is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands but still aspires to her dream of becoming a music producer. Things come to a head when Grace’s long-time manager (Ice Cube) presents the singer with a choice that could alter the course of her career, and Grace must choose between playing it safe or listening to her heart in a decision that could change her life forever.
Check out our interview below with Nisha who shares how to balance Grace Davis’ character to make her more three dimensional and to take Tracee out of Diana Ross’ shadow.
Interviewer: Jeandra Lebeauf