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Can You See Beyonce as Etta James?

There is news today that Beyonce will return to the big screen to play legendary songstress Etta James in a movie about the music scene in 1950's Chicago. Other music legends that will be brought to life include Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Elvis Presley.

I enjoyed Beyonce in Dreamgirls when she played a beautiful lead doo-wop girl, but Etta James is known more for her powerful voice than "it-girl" good looks. What do you think about this casting choice? Can you see a stunner like Beyonce playing a young Etta James?

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the-new-voice the-new-voice 7 years
I think she can do it, matter of fact she pulled it of. Even though she doesn't look much like Etta James she really pulled it off. I really like the ending of the movie when she was singing "I'd Rather Go Blind" she showed so much emotion i really loved it.
vanityvanity vanityvanity 7 years
When Beyonce landed the role of the singer, Etta said she approved of the casting of Beyonce, but doubted the singer could pull off the grittier aspects of her life on the big screen. And heck, as JJ pointed out, Etta doesn't think so either, although she's remaining positive: "It's a privilege and an honor to have somebody like that girl. I don't think she looks like me, but that's all right. They can fix that up." Etta is going to work with Beyonce on both the acting and singing, so hopefully the pointers can make this all come together.
vanityvanity vanityvanity 7 years
Even Etta James doesn't think that beehive can act as her.When Beyonce landed the role of the singer, Etta said she approved of the casting of Beyonce, but doubted the singer could pull off the grittier aspects of her life on the big screen. And heck, as JJ pointed out, Etta doesn't think so either, although she's remaining positive: "It's a privilege and an honor to have somebody like that girl. I don't think she looks like me, but that's all right. They can fix that up." Etta is going to work with Beyonce on both the acting and singing, so hopefully the pointers can make this all come together.
Elenwee Elenwee 7 years
Here 30 pics from the movie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see it !!!!!!!!!! http://cine-lastnews.over-blog.com/article-23942343.html
Tres-Chic-NY Tres-Chic-NY 7 years
etta had something to sing about
jasmint jasmint 8 years
The thought of her doing this annoys me.
Sherellj Sherellj 8 years
ANd Jennifer Hudson Is A No No Too...Way Too Dark!!
Sherellj Sherellj 8 years
No Way In The World...She Nowhere Near...Uh Uh!! No
sarasonne sarasonne 8 years
POOR CHOICE. Jennifer Hudson would've fit better.
emalove emalove 8 years
I'm not a huge Beyonce fan, so I don't know how I feel about this...
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
NEVER HEARD OF ETTA JAMES? No wonder you think she's a good choice! Seriously, they chose someone who pimps herself out to DIRECTV commercials to play a legend? She is beyond over-exposed, not to mention full of herself.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that she's trying to hard to be someone iconic.
diy diy 8 years
Ummm..Is Beyonce the ONLY choice here? Is she the only talented African American actress out there? I think in this case, an 'unknown' should get to play Etta...I also think these bio-pics are getting alittle ovedone....But my opinion doesnt matter so meh :D
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I don't think she's a good actress so no. There are so many other talented women, why her? I agree with what someone said, she's too aware of her self. She never brings it down a notch. ugh. she bugs
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
No Way!!! She can't act, plus she needs to go away for 6 months and stop over-exposing herself. I can't stand her
redfiretruck redfiretruck 8 years
Wow, everyone seems to hate Beyonce's acting here, huh? I actually think she's a good choice- although I've never heard of Etta James, I'd love to see Beyonce tackle someone who is obviosuly considered a legend. Beyonce, this is your chance to convince all of your doubters!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I agree...they should cast someone unknown...Beyonce can't cover her own persona up. That and she's so overexposed she'd probably discourage people from actually going to see the movie.
radarkitty radarkitty 8 years
Never in a million years would I have picked Beyonce to play her. Bad idea.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
Not in the slightest.
kristyrk kristyrk 8 years
Beyonce could never be anyone else but Beyonce in any movie, ever. Personally, Beyonce doesn't come to mind for Etta James.
AliCherri1 AliCherri1 8 years
Ditto!
miss-britt miss-britt 8 years
SCENE KILLER.
Soapboxer Soapboxer 8 years
Good God no. Anyonw who's seen her "work" would never even ask.
katie_c katie_c 8 years
i'm tired of beyonce hitting the big screen. spare me.
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