As we reported here years ago, Gladys Knight made it well known that Destiny’s Child alum Kelly Rowland was her top choice for portrayal of her legendary life in a biopic.
And, while that wish was (to a degree) honored when the ‘Motivation’ singer was picked to play the ‘Empress of Soul’ in BET’s forthcoming, ‘Soul Train’-inspired television series – ‘American Soul’ – it certainly gives the 37-year-old the chance to show off her acting chops in case the full length biographical film ever develops.
Until then, look inside for your first peek at Rowland assuming the role of the R&B icon…
As we also reported, Rowland isn’t the only Destiny’s Child alum called upon for the series. Michelle Williams was tapped to play Diana Ross. Click here to see pics from the set.
‘American Soul’ premieres on February 5th.