Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “Dreamgirls”

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4. The Performer

Originally, writer and director Bill Condon wanted to cast “unknowns” in the roles of The Dreamettes but Beyonce wanted this role in the worst way. When she auditioned for the part she came in costume with choreographed dance steps. (Use what you’ve got to get what you want.) Beyonce would later say that the film was her first real acting gig. Wonder why she didn’t consider Carmen: A Hip Hopera to be the real deal? (I kid.)

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