Usher is dedicated to being the best Sugar Ray Leonard he can be in the upcoming movie Hands of Stone.
Discussing the role and the odds of winning an Oscar, Usher says he’s not so much focused on awards. Instead, his focus in on doing Leonard justice.
“I don’t know if this is the one that would win me an Oscar or not. I’m going into it offering my interpretation and my hard work and my dedication to be the best Sugar Ray ever,” says the “Looking 4 Myself” singer. “Or as good as the man can be.”
Having had discussions with Leonard, Usher feels more confident about his role.
“I’ve spoken to him, and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to live up to him. But I’ll try to be better than him,” he told the Independent.
In related news, Usher’s anticipated album, “Looking 4 Myself,” was released this week. The album is led by the singles “Climax” and “Scream.”