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"I really needed an actress for Florence who could have vulnerability but also reserve," Rees (L) says. "... And I knew that Mary (R) had that." Steve Dietl/Netflix hide caption

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Dee Rees and Mary J. Blige Dug Into Their Roots To Make 'Mudbound'

The director and singer/actress both drew upon their families' history to make the Oscar-nominated film. "I think I'm always exploring this idea about the battle being bloodier at home," Rees says.

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Dee Rees And Mary J. Blige Dug Into Their Roots To Make 'Mudbound'

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