Beyonce to Reportedly Play South African Slave In New Biopic Film; Some Africans Are Displeased


Beyonce will reportedly be returning to the big screen in what might be her biggest role since Dream Girls. Word on the cinema streets is that Mrs. Carter will star in the upcoming biopic film about South African slave, Saartjie Baartman. Although she has enjoyed a couple of well-received films, Bey still considers herself a breakthrough artist in the acting world, according to The Sun. And her upcoming role is set to change all of that.

Saarjtie Baartman was a South African woman enslaved by a Dutch farmer in the early 1800s. Her captor’s brother and military surgeon displayed her in the freak show in London, Egyptian Hall of Piccadilly Circus, showcasing her unfamiliar frame, which was characterized by her large butt and curves. The film will depict her life leading up to her death in 1815.

In addition to starring in the biopic, Beyonce will also allegedly lend a hand in writing, The Sun reports. The release date has yet to be revealed, but it looks like it wasn’t enough to conquer the music world; now Queen Bey has her sights sets on taking over Hollywood.

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SOURCE: Vibe – Jessica McKinney