UPDATE: The rumours are NOT true. We repeat. The rumours are NOT true.
Much to our dismay, a rep for Beyoncé has told Billboard that “Beyoncé is in no way tied to this project. This is an important story that should be told, however.”
Ok, so while she might not be writing and starring in a movie entirely of her own, we can’t help but hope that her acting classes might manifest into something smaller.
5/1/16: Her dreams have come true! Yep, according to the Sun, the songstress has bagged her very own screenwriting role, as well as a part in the finished piece.
The film will be based around the life of Saartjie Baartman a.k.a. the Hottentot Venus.
Not familiar? Baartman was a South African woman exploited in London ‘freak shows’ in the 1700s and 1800s because of her extraordinarily large bottom.
We know what you’re thinking… Bey fits the brief PERFECTLY (minus the exploitation, obvs). Well, apparently Queen B might not actually take up the lead role, rather a supporting part.
Either way, we’re sure it’s going to be make for one hell of a box office hit. Let the countdown begin…
11/12/15: Is the Queen Vic about to gain a Queen Bey? Sadly, not quite! Because while Beyoncé has reportedly been taking acting lessons, the singer has her heart set on Hollywood. Again.
Yep, she may have already been nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Dreamgirls, but according to Us Weekly, the 34-year-old has been taking acting lessons in L.A and New York for the past year, in an attempt to secure “an iconic dramatic role.”
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Apparently, Bey wants to “make a film that’s socially relevant to African American rights.” US Weekly also reports that Beyoncé is constantly inundated with scripts, but is clearly very picky about what she does. According to reports, she turned down the opportunity to star in NBC’s The Wiz: Live.
With a whole cabinet full of Grammys, we wonder if there’s space for an Oscar (or two). Let’s face it though; it was only a matter of time before Bey conquered Hollywood.
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We can’t wait to see which films the superstar might appear in. Imagine the red carpet appearances! Think how emotional we’d all be if she actually had to accept an Academy Award. It’s honestly all too much.
We’re also a tiny bit obsessed with the thought of Beyoncé in class. We bet she’s a grade A student, obviously.
Don’t fret though; Queen Bey isn’t hanging up the mic just yet. There are internet whispers of a new Beyoncé album in the making, so watch this space.
By Vanessa Ojapah