Beyoncé is featured on the cover of the new issue of In Style magazine and in her coverstory interview she talks about how much fun she had gaining the almost 15lbs. to play the role of soul singer Etta James in her upcoming film Cadillac Records:
Beyoncé reclaimed her bootylicious curves (and then some!) to play soul singer Etta James in the upcoming film Cadillac Records. “I gained almost 15 pounds to play the role,” Beyoncé, 27, says in the November issue of In Style. “It was way easier – and tastier – than having to lose so much weight for Dreamgirls.” Her legendary role didn’t only affect her figure, but it also rubbed off on her music. “Lyrically, it’s deeper than what I’ve done before,” the singer, who recently debuted two singles, says of her album due Nov. 18. “I wasn’t mature enough or old enough, or in touch with myself enough, to do this type of album before. I didn’t have the guts.”
Well, she appears to have the guts now … of course, we’ve yet to hear any of her new Etta-like singing but by pure looks alone, she really nailed the part:
I gotta say that Beyoncé really does look amazing as Etta … stunning, actually. I really hope she is able to do the woman justice in her portrayal in Cadillac Records because I believe that Etta James is a music legend who should be honored for her contributions to soul and jazz music. I am really looking forward to seeing this film, I sincerely hope that Beyoncé does Ms. Etta right.