Shurrie is an optimist who can see the light at the end of the tunnel when many in her position cannot. hitType: 'event', ga('create', 'UA-67136960-15', 'auto', 'ads'); hitType: 'event', MEAWW brings you the best content from its global team of In the Hulu show, the viewers also get to see some members of the RZA's family: his mother, Divine, his elder brother, another younger brother, and a sister, Shurrie Diggs. We can't put 11 brothers and sisters in our show," RZA told the Press Association, per the Belfast Telegraph. He was in The Wu-Tang Clan with fellow rapper Method Man. ", In addition to being the sister of RZA, Divine, and Randy (Justus Davis-Graham) Driggs, Shurrie also begins dating Dennis Coles (Siddiq Saunderson) — who would become Ghostface Killah — in the Hulu series. Knowing what they have to do, we already know the outcome: somebody could end up in jail, somebody could end up dead. In the first episode of the show, Bobby is seen eyeing the SP-1200 machine, which he finally buys in episode 4. MEAWW spoke to some of the cast and crew of the show at the Paley Fest about their characters and the making of the show. The show went to the actual neighborhoods to film the show, especially 88 Lowell Avenue, Staten Island, where the RZA would come home from school every day and start playing with the equipment, with comic books scattered on the floor and records lying everywhere. Here's what they had to say. The Shurrie in question is Shurrie Diggs, the fictional sister of RZA (née Bobby Diggs) and anamalgamation of some of real-life RZA’s 11 siblings. Ahead of Wu-Tang: An American Saga’s debut, STYLECASTER sat down with Griggs to talk, The Wu, becoming Shurrie and this new era of her career. document.querySelector("#ads").addEventListener('click',function(){ To see us relive that is a beauty.". So, I was able to speak to Sophia which is one of his sisters. For instance, the writers took liberties with the Wu-Tang character Shurrie, played by Zolee Griggs, who is based on a composite of all of RZA's sisters and not just one person, per an interview the actor did with Stylecaster. He was named Robert Fitzgerald Diggs after two people from the Kennedy family: Robert and John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Shurrie is an amalgamation of the RZA's three sisters and actress and Zolee Griggs, the actress who portrays the character, spoke with MEAWW about the advantage of getting to base her role on all three of them, "I think, it does give me creative freedom because I can tap into different aspects and characteristics of each sister. document.querySelector("#google_image_div").addEventListener('click',function(){ Shurrie is an amalgamation of the RZA's three sisters and actress and Zolee Griggs, the actress who portrays the character, spoke with MEAWW about the advantage of getting to base her role on all three of them, "I think, it does give me creative freedom because I can tap into different aspects and characteristics of each sister. media-tech companies with hubs around the world. Wooooow almost a week until @wutangonhulu ✨ here’s Shurrie listening to @andre3000, A post shared by Zolee (@zoleeg) on Aug 26, 2019 at 12:38pm PDT, “I think I was really drawn to this role because Wu-Tang is one of the most iconic rap groups of all time,” Griggs explained. eventAction: 'view' He has produced almost all of Wu-Tang Clan's albums, as well as many Wu-Tang solo and affiliate projects. Being from L.A., it’s a rarity now to meet other people from L.A. when you’re in L.A. and other things like that. }); He married Talani Rabb in 2009 after previously being married to Eboni Mills from 2000 to 2006. You turn your phone off, your PS4 off and YouTube is my best friend. I don’t want to say too much, but to see her grow and mature as a young woman was beautiful.”, This project positions Zolee Griggs on the brink of greatness, and she does admit that “winning an award for acting [would be] an insane accomplishment.” But Griggs is motivated by more than material prizes, namely her own personal ambition. Last fall, RZA spoke on the importance of Wu coming back together at least one last time. 'Wu-Tang: An American Saga' stars Ashton Sanders as Bobby and centers around him as he finds his identity as the RZA and rises above the streets to do what he loves. } So, we have a really close bond, and we really understand each other, and our relationship dynamic is really cool. copyright 2020 © all rights reserved by stylecaster. },false) The unbridled anticipation is palpable in Zolee Griggs’ voice. He continued: RZA's desire to use his successes to … }); ga('ads.send', { He was named Robert Fitzgerald Diggs after two people from the Kennedy family: Robert and John Fitzgerald Kennedy. window.googletag.pubads().addEventListener('impressionViewable', function(event) { Rappers. I felt like it was the perfect opportunity for me to do this job just because I love hip hop. For instance, the writers took liberties with the Wu-Tang character Shurrie, played by Zolee Griggs, who is based on a composite of all of RZA's sisters and … “There’s one last job Wu-Tang Clan must do. “Shurrie takes care of her brothers, her mom, herself […] let gads_event; So, despite the accolades and anything else, I just want to be the best Zolee, and the best actress Zolee can be.”, (LEFT) Full look MAISIE WILEN, shoes HARDEMAN You don't want to mess up a hip-hop legend like that, not me." “I moved to New York in the dead of winter in February, and I just had to take it all in,” she explained. But the beauty of it is even when we had to dramatise [sic] something we still made sure the root of the truth was in it.". best sister. eventCategory: event.slot.getSlotElementId(), “Like, I’m honouring these people, these actual family members,” she laughs, still sounding amazed. 2020 Bustle Digital Group. In the show we see Shurrie taking care of her family, cooking, cleaning, "looking after her little brother, her older brothers, her own mother, herself". Everybody embodies the characters really well. Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men. I had been a couple times, but I think definitely just moving there was an amazing way to experience the true New York. “I love Aston,” she laughed. Being from Staten Island, Young exclaimed how the Wu-Tang Clan runs through his veins. I would walk, and I would take the train, and I would go to the bodegas.”, In addition to immersing herself into the rhythm of NYC–Griggs also took a deep dive into Wu-Tang’s music. 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