Pop star Mya is taking her acting ambitions seriously after signing up for another Richard Gere project.

The two teamed up briefly in CHICAGO - and now Mya will play a small role in Shall We Dance, opposite Gere and Jennifer Lopez.

She says, "I'm going to relocate to New York and take a few classes - really study hard.

"I want to build the way Queen Latifah and Lauryn Hill did in the beginning of their careers. I want to make sure I deliver good work instead of just quantity."

Meanwhile, ever-busy Mya is planning to join both Mariah Carey and R Kelly on their upcoming summer tours.

17/07/2003 02:08