Ciara Lands A Movie Role

Ciara Why is it singers want to act and actors want to sing? It seems everyone is looking to diversify these days and Ciara is no different. The dance diva has landed a part in the film adaptation of the stage play Mama, I Want To Sing. Ciara will play the lead character who rises from singing in her father’s church choir to super stardom. For those of you not old enough to remember, Desiree Coleman first made this role popular and possesses an impressive five octave range. Patti Labelle, who first introduced Desiree to the world over twenty years ago will also star in the film, as well actress Lyn Whitfield who played Josephine Baker in the HBO special.

Mama, I Want To Sing is due to hit theaters in early 2008. This is Ciara’s second acting job, but the first to be released nationally. If you all remember, Ciara first acted in the straight to DVD MTV produced classic, All You’ve Got .

23 Comments

  1. Who is going to sing Ciara’s parts :confused:

  2. I know Patti can’t be pleased with the casting. Why would they chose Ciara? Do people think Black movies don’t stand a chance at the box office without the name of some big non acting female singer? i don’t even think Ciara has it like that yet. If they think casting her will bring in people they had better think again. :thumbsdown:

  3. Is it too early :lol2:

    i wouldn’t have said anything if it were not for the role she has been cast in. Mama I Want To Sing is a Black classic and we can’t have people messing it up. Plus you know Ciara can’t sing.

    Yeah I said it :confused:

  4. Ciara can’t act and can barely sing when you are putting her up next to a great vocalist like Patti. I can think of so many people they could have cast in that role that would have been ten times better. They just used Ciara for her name right now but she’s not even gonna be around foreve so that was a waste of time. And space.

  5. [quote comment=”7508″]Who is going to sing Ciara’s parts :confused:[/quote]

    :lol2: Right say it again! I was just sitting her like WOW Ciara landed this? WOW!!!!!! How??? Does this role consist on dancing?

  6. That funny..because you guys are all saying ciara can’t sing.. but when brownsista posted last year that Beyonce was going to be in Dreamgirl, you all were like she is going to kill that part that girl can sing..she will get awards for Dreamgirl for sure..SO WHAT HAPPEN !!

    My point..let see how the moive will turn out..I’m looking forward to seeing the movie..I like Patti and ciara.

    As Patti would say..PASS IT ON

  7. [quote comment=”7530″]That funny..because you guys are all saying ciara can’t sing.. but when brownsista posted last year that Beyonce was going to be in Dreamgirl, you all were like she is going to kill that part that girl can sing..she will get awards for Dreamgirl for sure..SO WHAT HAPPEN !!

    My point..let see how the moive will turn out..I’m looking forward to seeing the movie..I like Patti and ciara.

    As Patti would say..PASS IT ON[/quote]

    Exactly I say the same thing. I like Ciara as a dancer. But she just might shock the people with her singing in this movie. We will see though. I know Beyonce definately shocked everyone with Dream Girls by walking away with not one award LOL!

  8. Lord Lord I Want To Sream…lol

    These singers just can’t get enough. Enteraining is not enough – they have to act too…

    Whew my head is hurting.

  9. I’m indifferent on this one. I like Ciara (okay, I only know of her song “One, Two Step”) and even though I can never remember what she looks like, I have seen her dance and she’s good.

    So if she wants to step into acting, I’m all for it. If J.Lo can score movie deals (pretty as she is, she can’t act or sing lead worth a dime), and if Beyonce was nominated for a Golden Globe (seriously folks, did the committee watch the same movie as the rest of us?) then I don’t see why Ciara can’t toss her hat into the ring and try the big screen.

  10. I saw this play as a little girl and just can’t picture Ciara :dance: in the lead role but we will see…I wish her the best.

  11. :iagree: with my girl Prettpartaker. I say lets wait and see how it goes. I know you all are going to stone me for this but, I think Ciara can sing AS LONG AS SHE STAYS WITHIN HER RANGE. I don’t think she should try hitting any Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston notes. If she does that I think she’ll be ok :confused:

  12. only the ppl who have no history or ever seen the play
    is supporting Ciara . you should see mark jackson’s the former ny knicks basketball player wife Desiree in the play then you will understand why ppl are not supporting ciara on this one.

  13. They will cast anyone in anything today. Beyonce was right for Dreamgirls. Ciara would not have been good in that role or any role that requires her to sing. Ciara is best suited for You Got Served or something of that nature. She is a dancer not a singer. :hmph:

  14. I guess we’ll just have to see how this movie turns out now will we?

  15. jersey_girl…if beyonce was so right for dreamgirls, how come jennifer hudson was the one who walked away with the oscar, the golden globe (although not worth anything), the sag, the bafta…??? no the girl cannot act…if she wants to act she needs to come better than that!

  16. u all jus hatin!!!!!!!! woteva…its a church movi3, dosent mean dey r gonna b singin in every part of d movie?????jeeze…..i am happy ci took d part..to prove y’all rong…she cud be takin vocal lessons now….. :stop: no 1 knows…xpecially in film wiv patti!!! its like bow wow in “roll bounce” he dint doo all dem stunts……!!! blive in her …..man……!! atleast she gets ppl comin to her….n dat puts her in d lead in her other camparisona…rihanna

  17. [quote comment=”7732″]u all jus hatin!!!!!!!! woteva…its a church movi3, dosent mean dey r gonna b singin in every part of d movie?????jeeze…..i am happy ci took d part..to prove y’all rong…she cud be takin vocal lessons now….. :stop: no 1 knows…xpecially in film wiv patti!!! its like bow wow in “roll bounce” he dint doo all dem stunts……!!! blive in her …..man……!! atleast she gets ppl comin to her….n dat puts her in d lead in her other camparisona…rihanna[/quote]
    You write like a complete moron. I can only hope to God you meant to write to that way. But even then there is no exuse for using such broken English. Do you stupid children actually think that’s cute?

  18. Why are some of you so shocked/disgusted that Ciara wants to try something new?

    She’s a young, black woman who’s trying to be successful in a business dominated by sexist, racist, white males. What’s she supposed to do – sit on her behind and whine because she isn’t where she wants to be?

    Dang, a sista can’t get no love – even from her own sistas. That’s cold.

  19. I SPOKE TO DESIREE AND SHE STAND BEHIND CIARA 100% CIARA WILL BE NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR. IT HER TIME TO SHINE, LOVE HER OR NOT SHE HAS ACCOMPLISH MORE THAN ANY OF YOU IN THE TWO YEAR OF HER MUSIC SUCCESS. CIARA HAS BEEN A SONGWRITER FOR SEVEN YEARS, SO HER FOCUS IS ON SUCCEEDING AND RETIRING EARLY ENOUGH TO ENJOY WHAT LIFE OFFER.

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