*Singer Mary J. Blige is preparing to star in the new movie “Rock of Ages” and her look is quite dramatically different from what we’re used to. She’s looking quite fresh and young with braided and beaded hair. Of course her hair is in her trademark blonde color.

In the movie, the singer will play Justice Charlier, the owner of a gentlemen’s club.

She described her role as “the rock.”

“She’s probably the person with the most problems that they never see. She has to keep everybody lifted up. That’s the inner work.”

“The inner work is that she’s been through hell, she can’t find a love, so she ended up in a strip club,” she told ScreenRant. “But, she’s fun. She’s funny. Most funny people have sad, sad stories. So, she’s the light and the dark place I believe.”

Also, as expected, she’s going to be singing on the soundtrack, which she is very excited about.

“I love the fact that everyone is singing. It’s like, we act-sing, act-sing. So there are songs like ‘Any Way You Want It’ by Journey that I’m singing and ‘Shadows of the Night’ by Pat Benatar,” she gushed.

The drama is expected to be released June 1, 2012.