Christina Aguilera may be about to drop a new album, but when she attended Thursday’s 2012 Film & TV Music conference, and took some time to talk about getting back into film. However, she’s not looking to take on a traditional role and actually said that she’d be interested in playing a “crackhead” and/or a “drug addict.” This has, naturally, been making headlines, although I’m not sure why. Starting out as a drug addict on film is not always a bad way to break into the industry! Click inside to read more of what Xtina has to say about her movie star aspirations.
E! has the story:
“I do want to do more acting,” Xtina explained when conversation turned to her film,Burlesque. “I want to do something where I can really sink my teeth into something a little more challenging. Really outside of myself, outside of music.”
And Christina already knows what kind of controversial part she’s ready to take on.
“I sort of had this personal aspiration to do film, but I said, ‘I never want to do a musical! It’s too much like myself,” Christina recalled on her mentality before taking on the glitzy movie-musical costarring Cher.
After garnering fairly positive reviews for that role, she’s ready for a change: “I want it to be honest and genuine in expanding my wings and doing something really, really different. A crackhead on the street or a drug addict. Or something crazy and meaty and juicy. Something that really took me out of myself.”
And it might not be as hard for her to tap in to a dark side. “It’s hard being such a powerful woman in the business. I’m known for not always being, kind of,” she pondered before laughing. “I learned early on you can’t always be warm and fuzzy because you’ll be bulldozed right over.”
Now I never saw Burlesque, but Trent said that Christina did okay. If Xtina wants to go the dark route, she could totally hop on board some awesome low-budget indie project to get some street cred in the industry, lol. And plenty of fine actors have started out as “crackheads,”… shouts-out to Halle Berry and Samuel L. Jackon!
What do you guys think of Christina‘s announcement? Do you see her going gritty on-film? We all know she can get Dirty when she wants to, so why not?