Christina Aguilera hit the big screen with “Burlesque” a few years ago. While the movie didn’t go over as well with critics, that isn’t stopping the “Lotus” singer. According to Aguilera, the next role she takes on has to be something gritty, genuine and different — a far cry from a musical or anything related to singing.
“I do want to do more acting. I would want to do something where I could sink my teeth into something more challenging outside of music. I sort of had this personal aspiration to do film (prior to “Burlesque”), but I said I never want to do a musical. If I do it I want it to be honest and genuine, something really different, like a crackhead on the street… something that took me out of myself.”
While she hasn’t found that “something” as of yet, Aguilera learned a lot from Cher, who was her co-star and sort of a mentor on the set of “Burlesque.”
“I learned so much, but that wasn’t an easy set to be a part of. I think all the divas were definitely not me and Cher. Sometimes the men can be divas,” Aguilera told Billboard. “I liked it, but at the same time I felt very confined. To go into acting you have to put yourself aside, and get into your character and your role. It was an amazing experience and Cher was great. She was a great actor to learn from and have girl talk with.”
In related news, Christina Aguilera is poised to release a new album titled “Lotus” on November 13. The project is led by the single “Your Body.”