Though you may not think of Kelly Rowland as an actress, the young diva has actually starred in two movies (The Seat Filler & Freddy vs. Jason) and made guest appearances on numerous television series (The Hughleys, Girlfriends, Eve). Kelly was recently seen making a cameo on the reality TV show “The A-List: New York,” but now says she is ready to jump into dramatic acting and on a serious level.
In a recent interview the singer says she has greatly been influenced by other African American women on the screen and recently finished reading “Getting to Happy,” the sequel to Terry McMillan’s blockbuster novel “Waiting to Exhale.” Kelly says “Happy” is set to get the “Exhale” movie treatment, and that she hopes to test read for a role. Twentieth Century Fox announced earlier this year that they had already purchased the rights to turn the book into a film and that McMillan and Lori Lakin Hutcherson would be writing the script.
When it was released back in 1995, “Waiting to Exhale” grosses over 67 million dollars and spawned a mega soundtrack that produced such classic R n’ B hits as “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” by Whitney Houston, “Not Gon’ Cry” by Mary J. Blige and “Sittin’ Up In My Room” by Brandy.