Beyonce Focuses On 'Dreamgirls' Role

Platinum-selling singer Beyonce isn't even thinking about the follow-up to her successful 2003 solo album, Dangerously In Love. Nor is she dealing with her musical life after the announced retirement of the group she rode to fame, Destiny's Child. Her energies are entirely directed toward her film role as Deena in the film adaptation of the musical Dreamgirls. Beyonce is slated to return to the recording studio in May, but that all depends on when filming for the star-studded musical is completed.

"I'm not going to write for the album until I finish doing the movie," Beyonce told Billboard. "I've never been so excited about a movie in my life. I want to give one hundred percent to this film, because I know I was born for this role."

Beyonce adds that Destiny's Child may do other projects in the future. "We haven't said that we'll never perform together," she said. "It's not 'the end' like we're never going to perform together or be on each other's records."

Dreamgirls is the tale of fictional '60s vocal group The Dreams, loosely based on the Supremes. Beyonce is playing the role of the lead singer of the group. The film also stars Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Mos Def, Heavy D, Danny Glover, and American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson. The film is slated for a Christmas 2006 release.
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