Beyonce’s acting coach Ivana Chubbuck is already starting the Oscar buzz for Beyonce’s performance as Etta James in the upcoming film Cadillac Records.
“I remember after Monster’s Ball thinking, ‘Halle’s going to get an Oscar nomination.’ I feel that way about Beyonce in this film. I think there is going to be some Oscar buzz around her; she’s just that great,” Chubbuck says in the November issue of Essence.
The chart-topper has already won the approval of the legendary singer. “It’s a privilege and an honor to have somebody like that girl,” Etta James told New York Post‘s Page Six. “I don’t think she looks like me, but that’s all right. They can fix that up,”
Cadillac Records (due in December) tells the story of the rise and fall of the Chicago based R&B label Chess Records and also stars Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters and Mos Def as Chuck Berry.
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