Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-BuschBeyonce may have good reason to be taking acting classes. Apparently, the singer has plans to write and star in her own movie based on the life of Saartjie Baartman, a South African woman who was enslaved and exhibited in a freak show in the 19th century due to having a large derriere.
According to The Sun newspaper, Beyonce has recruited a team of acting coaches and writers to help bring the story to life. “She now wants to write a screenplay that gains her respect — and hopefully awards — from the film industry, and thinks Saartjie’s story could be her ticket,” a source is quoted as saying.
Although Beyonce has starred in other films, she’s hoping for a breakout performance. “Beyonce is desperate to be taken seriously as an actress. Even though she’s had a string of well-received movies, she still feels her breakthrough role is yet to come,” the paper quotes the source as saying.
Beyoncé’s acting credits include Obsessed, Dreamgirls, Austin Powers in Goldmember and Cadillac Records, in which she portrayed the late Etta James.
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