Beyonce May Star In 'The Big Short' With Ryan Gosling, So Let's Re-Live Her Acting Career — VIDEOS
When you think of Beyoncé, you probably start doing the "Single Ladies" dance, immediately scroll through her Instagram feed, or feel ***flawless, but now you may think of Ryan Gosling. Beyoncé will reportedly star in The Big Short — a film adaptation of a book of the same name — with Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, and Brad Pitt, according to author Michael Lewis. On an appearance on CBS This Morning, he casually dropped the news, listing off the names of the actors above before saying, "And I think Beyoncé." Say what?
This would be Bey's first movie since 2009's Obsessed, the dramatic movie where she's married to Idris Elba and his crazy assistant (played by Ali Later) tries to seduce him. There is a ridiculous fight scene that makes the campy movie worth watching, but it wasn't exactly Oscar-winning material. Now, I don't want the Beygency to come after me, but Beyoncé isn't known for her acting career. She did incredible work in Dreamgirls and Cadillac Records, but her other films have been mostly silly, like Austin Powers and The Pink Panther. Let's take a walk down memory lane to remember all of her acting gigs while we wait for her to officially be announced in The Big Short.
Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)
Beyoncé's acting debut was a TV movie opposite Mekhi Phifer and Mos Def in which she played the titular gypsy. This modern re-telling had her seducing a police officer through the power of song.
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
As Foxxy Cleopatra, Bey had big platform shoes, even bigger hair, and wore a lot of gold. She also did some ass-kicking, but it was mostly ridiculous stunts with Austin Powers.
The Fighting Temptations (2003)
Cuba Gooding, Jr. plays a NYC man who comes to a small town to collect his inheritance, but he has to start a successful gospel choir in order to get the money. Guess who's the star of the show? Beyoncé's incredible voice, of course.
The Pink Panther (2006)
Bey plays a role close to home as pop star Xania in the remake of The Pink Panther starring Steve Martin. She's a suspect in the case of the missing diamond, and the best parts of the movie are when she's singing.
Beyoncé was nominated for an Oscar for "Listen," and it's clear why. She does an incredible job as Deena White and this is her best performance to date.
Cadillac Records (2008)
Playing to her strengths as she always does, Bey slays it as Etta James in the film portraying Chess Records' many incredible artists.
Even though this film was ridiculous and campy, it was entertaining. Watching Beyoncé and Ali Larter fight will always cheer you up, though the fact that this was Bey's only movie not centered around singing and it happened to be her last aren't just a coincidence.