Long Blasts Singers-turned-actors15 July 2009
Long Blasts Singers-turned-actors
The Big Momma's House actress has hit out at multi-talented stars like Beyonce Knowles who have swapped the recording studio for a film set.
She is adamant it's wrong for singers to make the move into cinema - because they're simply utilised to draw a bigger audience.
Asked by British magazine Pride what she thought of Knowles' acting abilities, Long said: "I didn’t see Obsessed, so I can’t comment, but it’s just not about how talented you are anymore. It’s about, ‘How much box office revenue will this person generate?’ When you see certain people - we won’t name names - they just don’t have the skill, and no one in their team has said, ‘You need acting classes'.
"If you’re a singer not an actress, you should sing. If you’re a rapper, you should rap. If you take time to develop your craft, God bless you. Jamie Foxx is an example of both (actor and singer).”
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