Thu, 23 October 2008 23:45:49 ET
Playing legendary blues singer Etta James in upcoming flick "Cadillac Records", the "Crazy in Love" singer looks 15 pounds heavier.
has successfully gained 15 pounds for her role as legendary blues singer Etta James
in upcoming film "Cadillac Records
". In this picture, the "Crazy in Love" songstress looks 15 pounds heavier than her usual look.
The wife of Jay-Z
recently told InStyle magazine that she enjoyed gaining weight for her latest movie role. "I gained almost 15 pounds to play the role, It was way easier - and tastier - than having to lose so much weight for "Dreamgirls
"," she revealed to the magazine.
About her latest flick, Beyonce said that the legendary role had also redefined her music. "Lyrically, it's deeper than what I've done before, I wasn't mature enough or old enough, or in touch with myself enough, to do this type of album before," the 27-year-old hottie explained. "I didn't have the guts."
Written and directed by Darnell Martin, "Cadillac Records" is a biographical film and a musical drama, starring Adrien Brody
, Cedric the Entertainer, Mos Def
and Beyonce. Exploring the 1950s musical era, the film chronicles the life of the influential Chicago-based record-company executive Leonard Chess, and the singers who recorded for Chess Records.
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