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Beyonce to Play Aida?

Rumor has it...
Disney is planning to make a live-action movie musical version of the hit Broadway play "Aida," which was based on the popular opera by Giuseppe Verdi, which was originally based on a story by Auguste Mariette. And just who's being named as the possible actress to play the lead Nubian princess? None other than Miss Beyonce Knowles.

Quote, please
Jim Hill Media, a source of news and commentary mostly about Disney projects, states: "The Mouse is reportedly already in talks with this pop diva, trying to convince Ms. Knowles to make Aida her follow-up project to Dreamgirls."

Sure, um, okay.
I guess this makes sense. Sure, I'd rather see a better actress take this role (and I know many people prefer Beyonce to sing instead of act — if she has to do anything at all), but I'll bet Disney's not thinking quite along those lines. What do you think about this news? Who else could (or should) play Aida?


AIDAFAN01 AIDAFAN01 10 years
PERSONAlly, I think Beyonce would have been great for Amneris, however, it seems has though they are only considering Non-black women for that role (christina Agulera and Jessica Simpson). They figure beyonce was perfect for Aida because she famous, light, and conventionally pretty. They don't want some one WHO ACTUALLY LOOKS AFRICAN! That would be too real, too threatening. The story is about two people who fall in love while overcomming physical and cultural differences. It's not going to work if they look almost alike. I can atleast thanking them for considering a black woman for AIDA. Because every other AIDA movie has had Painted up white women in the role, which I'm not mad about because these movies were done in countries like Italy and Switzerland during the 1950's and 60's when I can imagine there weren't many blacks there to sing opera. And thank goodness they not carrying the black face tradition like Angelina Jolie in A mighty heart or race stwitch like Natalie Wood as maria in A west Side story. Especially in A west side Story, because there was not a shortage of talented latinos in the sixties in the U.S. After all they found an Anita and Bernardo why did they need a Russian American to play Maria (who by the way didn't look hispanic at all). I'll tell you why, because during such a prejudice time they couldn't really find a mixed race relationship beautiful so they got Ms. Woods to trick our minds. Yes I like the movie but it will never be one of my favorites because at the end it was about two Caucasians falling in love and the whole story was in vain. I hope Aida won't be the same way!
kaikahina kaikahina 10 years
Beyonce can not act she does not look Nubian and she did not bring fans in to see Dreamgirls. The word of mouth was not about her. Here a thought why not cast the person who won the Tony and is responsible according to the critics with saving the Broadway show. That is Heather Headley and get this she can sing and act. I would think that is what Disney would want someone that went to a school to sharpen her craft and she can act. Since this was a Disney show on Broadway and they asked her to audition for AIDA I am at a lost as to what they are thinking. How can you show your panties at the grammies and become a Nubian Princess.
IUPBabe17 IUPBabe17 10 years
lorenashley lorenashley 10 years
love bee, love aida. can't wait to see it!
calibabi calibabi 10 years
i just hope they have adam pascal play the leading man. i love him!!!
Neuroticone Neuroticone 10 years
Please no! She can't act or sing. The only thing she is good at is looking pretty.
helenette helenette 10 years
no more beyonce please
smouri smouri 10 years
Erykah badu...
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
NO NO NO NO NO. As one who was blessed to play the role of Amneris in a charity staging of this wonderful show, I just don't think Beyonce has the chops to take on Aida.
miss-britt miss-britt 10 years
i'm so tired of movie musicals, it's all chicago's fault. And please no more beyonce in movies. it pains me to watch her act. I think Heather Headly who was in the orginial cast would be great. But i don't know if Aida has mainstream appeal to make big buck on the big screen.
sumnboutme sumnboutme 10 years
I agree with softrockstar! Beyonce CANNOT act! Why can't people (Disney executives) see this?
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 10 years
Hell to the No! Beyonce CAN'T act.
Lovely_Ess Lovely_Ess 10 years
i actually would like to see what kind of justice B could do for this role.. Having seen Aida on broadway and LOVED IT, i really think that she could do something for not only her look but for the role as well.. and as for Anika Noni Rose, she's too busy working on her new Disney Princess role (that i'm also excited to see) All the Dreamgirls are doing it big!!
Jennifer_2sugar Jennifer_2sugar 10 years
:star: LOVE her :star:
megmarmor megmarmor 10 years
This is one of my favorite musicals EVER and it would be COMPLETELY ruined if beyonce was cast as the lead...or even in the chorus
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
How about looking for an African American actress who can sing? How about Halle Berry? There was a rumor going on that she was coming out with an album. She has denied it but I think there's a bit of truth in it in that she can actually sing. Beyonce isn't a good actress and for her family and friends to think she deserves to be Oscar nominated for her role in Dreamsgirls are just saying that because well you know how they say it "don't bite the hand that feeds you."
Mainly-Obsessed Mainly-Obsessed 10 years
Lauryn Hill...I know that's a kind of out there suggestion but hey....why not? She's more comfortable with her African heritage imo.
Janeiro Janeiro 10 years
God, no! Beyonce is an "entertainer," that's it. Her voice and acting is not good enough, especially the latter.
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