Though still in promotion for her 4th #1 album ‘4’, Beyonce also made headlines with last month’s announcement of her starring role in the Clint Eastwood-directed ‘A Star is Born’. Production is not set to start until the end of the year, but the burgeoning pop icon speaks regularly on the film, calling it the ‘biggest opportunity’ of her life.
In a recent Reuters report the singer sheds more light on the upcoming project. See what else Mrs. Knowles Carter had to say about this and more after the jump:
On ‘A Star is Born’:
“It’s when I became a fan of Barbra Streisand’s. And I then saw Judy Garland’s version of ‘A Star Is Born’ and I realized every 20 to 30 years a new star is born and a new talent represents that generation and era — so I didn’t think that I would ever get the opportunity to be the star,” she said.
“I met with Clint and I was so nervous and I know that it is the biggest opportunity of my life. I will work as hard as I can,” she said. “Because I can’t wait. And I am so happy that he trusts me and I am in good hands and I am so fortunate.”
“This album was a labor of love. It was not about singles,” she said. “I felt like the emotion and live instruments and just soul (were) missing out of the music industry, especially the popular music that’s out. I wanted to bring it back to the music I grew up listening to. It’s like a mixture of the ’90s and the ’70s and rock-n-roll.”
On balancing acting with music:
“Having to balance the two is really hard and really making sure that I’m still doing my job, which is to be the performer and the entertainer and not have to do everyone else’s job so that mine doesn’t suffer, that’s been a challenge,” she said.
On taking charge of her career:
“It just feels like no one else can tell me how I am supposed to perform, and I think it’s what separates the Michaels and the Madonnas from the artists that are great but are just not quite the Michaels and the Madonnas,” Beyonce said.
On herself in 30 years:
“I am sure at 60 I will not doing the Oh-Oh-Oh dance, that will not be cute,” she laughed, referring to the ‘Crazy In Love’ dance. “I think my priority will be my children and hopefully my grandchildren by then — and my record label or production company or whatever else.”
Eastwood’s ‘A Star is Born’ will mark the film’s 4th remake, coincidentally tying in with other ‘4’ themed occurrences in the singer’s life. Read more of the extensive report here.