Throwback Footage: Beyonce Is…Carmen

Published: Wednesday 5th Oct 2011 by David

Long before she scored  Golden Globe nominations for her roles in the movies ‘DreamGirls‘ and ‘Cadillac Records‘, Southern belter Beyonce enjoyed a starring role in MTV’s television movie ‘Carmen’, loosely based on Bizet’s opera of the same name.

Starring alongside Mos Def and Puppy Love‘ Rapper Bow Wow, Mrs. Carter’s role in the movie- much like the film itself-  has found itself lost in the shadows of the feats the entertainer has achieved since its release in May 2001.

Now refresh your memory by checking out a  pivotal scene from the Hip Hop Opera below….

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  1. REAL101 October 5, 2011

    SHE STILL ACTS THE SAME NOW LOOOOL NO GROWTH

  2. Romeo October 5, 2011

    She’s such a bad actress lol

  3. Humberto October 5, 2011

    hahahahaah Bey is my queen, but this film is HILARIOUS. I bet she agrees…

    I think she’s so much better now, Cadillac Records is amazing! CMON

  4. the kiddz October 5, 2011

    Think Beyonce is where it’s at.

  5. Jess October 5, 2011

    I bet Beyonce looks back on this and laughs her ass off!!

  6. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) October 5, 2011

    Yeah, she’s not a good actor, but she was stunning back then (with the right lighting, otherwise… 😳 ).This movie was pretty bad but she gave it a flavour and this was the time that I liked Beyonce and she was so promising and cool.And then ‘Single Ladies’ came about…and ‘Video Phone’…and the re-releases…and RTW…and the baby bump announcement 😕

  7. JohnVidal October 5, 2011

    Our thoughts??? She can´t act

  8. Royalkev October 5, 2011

    Scandalous Bey is still way more interesting in her debut film than most people’s. Those that might want to single out Bey for being such a “bad actress” in the film might want to consider how bad the script and others actors in the film are as a whole. Still, this film was not meant to win any oscars, only entertain. Bey’s progression is very evident in her films that followed (i.e. Dream Girls, Cadillac Records)

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com

  9. Pam October 5, 2011

    DEAD at ppl say she still can’t act. She gets more ROLES thrown her way than your fave will see in a LIFETIME

    The Great Clint Eastwood doesn’t work with anybody

    Beyonce stays WINNING! LMAO!

  10. MISHKA October 5, 2011

    Awww Memories!!!!

    Where is Mekhi now?

  11. Binky October 5, 2011

    Let’s be fair now, NO ONE’S acting in this was actually good. SMH the script itself was a damn mess to begin with. I can’t lie though, some of those songs used to stay stuck in my head haha

  12. KAT DELUNA FAN October 5, 2011

    l loved the movie.cant believe it was 10 years ago.

    Bey is really a beautiful and almost flawless.she is an pretty good actress to me.

    KEEP ON THE GOOD WORK HATERS 😉

  13. Free Thinker October 5, 2011

    I have to appreciate Beyonce’s hustle. In my opinion, she is a great performer. I would say her performances give life to her music. Without, some of her performances and music videos, her music would just be subpar. I have heard a lot of people agree with me on that. She is definitely repping Houston to the fullest though. Her acting skills are just average to me though, nothing special. I would have to say of all the Destiny Child girls, LeToya Luckett acts the best, she was very good in, “Preacher’s Kid!” But perhaps Beyonce will get better, and get that Oscar after all, only time will tell.

  14. TYLER October 5, 2011

    To me this is where she acted the best

  15. ISTANN4GAGA October 5, 2011

    I remember this movie…Carmen gets shot at the end and the police officer goes to jail (I think.)

  16. rob October 5, 2011

    i love beyonce in Carmen, such a bad b****

  17. Nae October 5, 2011

    I still love this movie 😆

  18. MichaelAngelo October 5, 2011

    it’s so funny how amateurs confuse bad writing for bad acting. Get your game up kids. She killed but there is always room 4 improvement.

  19. T October 5, 2011

    I never watched this movie cause it looked boring, but from what i see beyonce has come along way cause her 30 minutes in Cadillac records shitted on this whole movie. lol

  20. Onyx October 5, 2011

    She has always being Blonde?, i can understand she like change her hairstyle but based your whole career trying to pretend you’re almost white is just ???, most stupid is all these post of her in this site just in one day.

  21. BEYONCE COPIES AUDREY HEPBURN FOR COUNTDOWN October 5, 2011

    so sick of this fraud so far she has copied alot of singers to get where she is ,,,tina turner, etta james, diana ross, josephine baker, donna summers , mj , janet, ciara , rihanna, shakira, jlo mya fosse , major lazors and the newest audrey hepburn for her countdown video.

  22. BEYONCE COPIES AUDREY HEPBURN FOR COUNTDOWN October 5, 2011

    THE MOVIE WAS WEAK AS S*** NEVER WENT TO THE THEATERS

  23. Shea Butter October 5, 2011

    Gawd awful!

  24. S*** (U MAD?) October 5, 2011

    She should have won an OSCAR for this one!!

    *EATS POPCORN* 🙂

  25. JR October 5, 2011

    Sorry but the truth is the truth…this movie sucked but I loved the music LOL. As a teenager I was so into her fast singing. But again her acting sucks big time.

  26. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 5, 2011

    Hmmmmm i dont know this movie of her`s i was only 3 🙂

  27. 100% REAL October 5, 2011

    She can’t act to save her life!!!! Lol. By the same token though, this was when I really liked her the most. There was just something different about her then. She’s not the same anymore. I know that we all grow and change as we get older. But, in my opinion, Bey didn’t change for the better. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but she’s a completely different person now. She seem like she was mad cool back in the day.

  28. De_Weav October 5, 2011

    She always forgets to mention this film when she talks about all her other films

  29. CALL ME HATERRRRRRRRRRR October 5, 2011

    HATERRRRRRRRRRRZ

    GET OFF BEYONCE NUTS!!!

    SHE KILLED THIS ROLE LIKE NO OTHER

    BEYONCE GOT $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ TO BLOW

  30. KD October 6, 2011

    I see that people are dropping the same old tired lines. She is a better actress than most of these other musicians. I loved her in this, Gold Member and Cadillac Records (good acting by any standard…even critics agree). So all you thirsty h*** need to SIT.

  31. Ali October 6, 2011

    She cannot act. Props to her as a singer, performer, but not an actress. She alwsys just covers up her bad acting with singing. And @ PAM she gets role because she is a brand they can use. Not because she can act. A film with beyonce in will sell more than a film with an unkmown talented actress in. And jennifer hudson is the best actress who was a singer 🙂

  32. nice_gurl October 6, 2011

    She’s a good actor. She was better in Cadillac records…she’s improving a lot in every movie she does.

  33. antertain October 6, 2011

    Got this on DVD luckily my player plays region 1 disc even though im in London.
    Bee can rap lol.

    She was very s*** in this hip-opera.

    Carmen was fun to watch so who care about the acting

    I ENJOYED IT

  34. Jc 4 Mc October 6, 2011

    I watched this the other day…Prefer her back then….shes lost her appeal over the years along with her voice….She is on FIRE here…!

  35. jesse lopez October 6, 2011

    @ASAP
    I agree this is also when I liked beyonce…she was so humble(at least I thought) and promising,anyway I looooved this movie even if the acting was subpar,to be honest I think beyonce was better in this than she was in absurd…I mean obsessed. I love the song with bey and mehki in the bedroom and the tarot reading with wyclef, bey had me about to cry when she keep saying “no NO NO NO! I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna go!”

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