I think it is safe to assume that when Dreamgirls was first released Beyonce thought the movie would bring her the validation as an actress she so desperately craved. Unfortunately, her performance was panned and Jennifer Hudson walked away with the accolades and the Oscar. Never one to stay down for long, Beyonce flung herself back into her music, recording a whole new album, 8 new videos and launching a world tour. Many assumed Bey had taken the hint and would stay out of the acting world and instead focus on her true gift- music.
Well, whoever thought that clearly underestimated how driven our sista is. It appears Miss Bey has not abandoned all thoughts of acting and just like Toni Braxton, Deborah Cox, Michelle Williams and Fantasia- is heading to Broadway. But you know Beyonce wouldn’t hit the great white way for just any production, she is reportedly in talks to star as Maggie in an all Black production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof which is being directed by Debbie Allen.
However, you know things cannot be so simple when Beyonce is involved. Broadway veteran Audra McDonald had apparently already been cast in the role but was booted by producers who wanted a bigger name to play the role of the seductive Maggie (The Cat).
Word is LL Cool J will be cast as Brick, a role originally played by Paul Newman. Elizabeth Taylor who played Maggie won an Oscar for her role.