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Beyonce Is Taking Acting Classes, “Looking for an Iconic Dramatic Role”


Beyonce is getting her act together. “She wants to land leading roles in movies and has been taking classes in New York and L.A. for the past year,” an insider reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

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And the 34-year-old, who earned a Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy ­Golden Globe nod for 2006’s Dreamgirls, is moving past musicals. “Bey’s looking for an iconic dramatic role,” adds the source, who notes she turned down NBC’s The Wiz Live! “She wants to make a film that’s socially relevant to African American rights.”

The “7/11” singer opened up about her hesitations to Cosmopolitan in 2006. “I took a risk with acting,” she said. “It was scary because it was different for me.” 

But the offers continue to roll in, says a source: “She’s always being given scripts to read!”

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Still, the 20-time Grammy winner isn’t leaving music behind entirely. “Beyonce's also recording a new album!” adds the pal. “She’s writing and working with a bunch of producers right now.”

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