Sunday 19 November 2017

Burlesque 'consuming' for Aguilera

Christina Aguilera said she threw herself into the role
Christina Aguilera said she threw herself into the role

Christina Aguilera put her whole heart and soul into her acting debut in Burlesque.

The Grammy award-winning songstress portrays wannabe burlesque star Ally in the musical, which also stars Cher and Stanley Tucci.

"I wouldn't say anything was a day off to be honest, I wish it was - I would have really loved that - but with acting, it was my first film so I really tried to give myself whole-heartedly," she said.

Christina, who is up for a Golden Globe following her performance, added: "Putting myself completely on hold for Ally [was challenging], I definitely am used to coming from a world where I am able to express myself through songs, vocals, poetry, and having the time to do so and focus on myself as an artist - to write in my journal at least.

"I found it very neglectful of myself while I was doing the movie and I would get very rambunctious. I had a lot of pent up energy, because I was neglectful of myself, when I wasn't being Ally on camera I was really antsy. It is two completely different worlds."

For the Beautiful singer, Burlesque "spoke to" her.

"It was just a matter of waiting for the right thing to come along. When I found out it was set in modern times and I'd be given a chance to modernise the music, then I knew it was a role that was meant for me," she said.

:: Burlesque is in cinemas now.

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