Coleman Eyes Lisa Lopes Role
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star MONIQUE COLEMAN harbours dreams of playing late TLC rapper LISA 'LEFT EYE' LOPES in a biopic of the tragic star's life.
The singer/actress, who plays Vanessa Hudgens' brainy best pal in the teen franchise, is a huge fan of Lopes and hopes to bring her eventful life to the big-screen.
Lopes died from severe head injuries in 2002 following a horrific car crash in La Ceiba, Honduras. She was 30.
And Coleman wants to pay homage to the star - and is adamant she can portray the same raw talent that catapulted Lopes to stardom.
She says, "I have aspirations to do the TLC story. I've been doing a little research into them and I can see a little Left-Eye in here."
Lopes shot to fame as part of R+B trio TLC, selling 22 million albums worldwide, making them one of America's most successful girl groups of all time.