Beyonce’s the Next Ella Fitzgerald? Clint Eastwood Thinks So

January 16, 2012  |  

Beyonce is set to star in Clint Eastwood’s “A Star is Born” remake and from the sounds of things, the director already thinks a jazz star is being born out of the 30-year-old new mommy.

Beyonce apparently offered to write some material for the upcoming movie and she impressed Mr. Eastwood so much that he thinks she could be the second coming of some of the biggest female jazz singers in history. Here’s what he said about Bey:

“She asked if she could write stuff for the movie, I said yes, great. But I also told her I would make one or two things very classical. Still classicism. But I don’t want Beyonce to be too classic! She has a superb voice. She could become a new Sarah Vaughan or the next Ella Fitzgerald. She has the same class. I don’t know if she knows their music, but I intend to do a good education for the movie!”

With that comment, Clint Eastwood has certainly set the bar high for what we should expect from Beyonce in this film. We already know she has amazing stage presence and I think more people than not agree she has the powerful vocals to channel one of these lady’s sound, I’m just not sure Beyonce has the ability to draw the sort of emotion and believability that Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald could. But, if anyone is willing to give it a try, I’m sure she is.

What do you think about Clint Eastwood’s compliment? Could Beyonce be in the same league as these famous jazz icons or is Clint overestimating her talent?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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