Latavia isn’t the only of Destiny’s (former) Children making headlines today as ‘She Don’t’ songstress Letoya Luckett recently sat down with Essence magazine to dish on her many upcoming ventures. Already a spokesperson for Luster’s haircare products and dabbling in film and television, the Houston native is looking to take on her biggest role yet – ‘From The Rough’.
‘Rough’, an inspirational sports drama due in theaters next year, sees Luckett star opposite famed actors Michael Clark Duncan and Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson. Find out what the ‘Torn’ singer talked about regarding the film, Destiny’s Child, and rumors she and rapper Slim Thug are an item again all after the jump:
Thanks to Essence:
ESSENCE.com: What is the film “From the Rough” about?
LETOYA LUCKETT: It stars Taraji P. Henson, Michael Clark Duncan, and Tom Felton of “Harry Potter.” It’s a true story about Coach Starks, the first — not just African-American — but female to coach a men’s golf team. My character Stacey was one of her students and I fall in love with Tom Felton’s character.
ESSENCE: Did you feel intimidated working with veterans like Taraji P. Henson and Michael Clark Duncan?
LETOYA: I loved working with Michael Clark Duncan and I’m learning so much from Taraji. Of course I was nervous, but at the same time I was trying to take in and learn as much as I possibly could.
ESSENCE: We heard you’re in the studio now, what can we expect from the new album?
LETOYA: I am so excited about the new album. Of course it’s going to be R&B, I gotta stay true to my fans. But I want to try some different stuff. I’ve grown from the last album. So, I’m definitely gonna tell my story as I always do. But I’m going to try some different stuff: more live instruments, some soulful stuff, and more uptempos on this album. A lot of people compliment the fact that all of my songs tell a story. I’m actually doing a docu-webseries that I’m releasing on my Twitter (@LeToyaLuckett). I’m going to let the camera in and let the fans in on the progress of this album and other things I’m promoting as well.
ESSENCE: Are you still in contact with your Destiny’s Child alums?
LETOYA: I am! I talk to Kelly all the time. I’m always getting on her about getting rest, and telling her how proud I am of her. She’s working… we’re all working! I’m so happy for Beyonce and the baby and Jay. We all keep in contact. A lot of times people want to make things into a beef or a competition, and I’m like, y’all have no idea!
ESSENCE: Word on the tweets is that you and Slim Thug are back together. Is it true?
LETOYA: That’s very false. It’s super false. I wish him the best.