Beyoncé was the first of the Dreams to step foot on the red carpet at Monday’s night’s NYC Dreamgirls premiere (besides that, she was on time — a very rare occurrence at premieres). Looking absolutely stunning (of course) in her Elie Saab gown, the singer told me about her experiences filming the movie musical. “I remember first meeting Jennifer Hudson,” she said. “She was so nervous and so sweet — the complete opposite of the sassiness of her character.”
As for Beyoncé’s character, Deena, director Bill Condon wasn’t sure if she could even play her at first. “He thought people know me too well to believe me as Deena, who was so plain,” she admits. “I knew I could be her. Deena was the one who was most controlled, so he wasn’t sure if I could play that. It just takes a lot of acting abilities to do that. Bill and I worked together, and now here I am at the premiere excited and nervous.”
So has this Dream world sparked an interest in the star to do a Broadway show? “Yeah,” Beyoncé says. “I would love to create a whole new Broadway musical using some of Destiny’s Child music or my own music to tell the story.”
I don’t know about you guys, but I would love to see a Broadway show starring Miss Knowles. Maybe a Thoroughly Modern Millie type of play that takes place in modern-day New York, where a girl comes to the city to find herself. I can so hear “Independent Woman, Pt. 1” and “Bills Bills Bills” fitting perfectly in it.
So what type of Broadway play to do you guys see Beyonce doing? How will Destiny’s Child tunes or her own music fit in to it?
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