No one knows the definition of a female hustler better than Beyoncé but the “Diva” singer may have exercised her right to stunt while trying to snag a part in a Walt Disney film.
Jen Rudin, who has had face-time with everyone in Hollywood from William Shatner to Rosie O’Donnell, penned the book Confessions of a Casting Director, revealing that while working on The Princess and the Frog, Bey allegedly skipped step one.
“Beyoncé expected an offer, but wouldn’t audition and so she didn’t get one,” Rudin says of the leading lady Tiana. “Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson wanted it. Alicia Keys auditioned three times . . . They had to sing, so we made it clear they needed sheet music. Tyra came in with a CD, but it didn’t matter because she was so pretty and nice. It went to Anika Noni Rose, who was the most qualified.”
Bey didn’t take the loss lying down. After being rejected the princess role, she ended up voicing Queen Tara in the 3D animated flick Epic…naturally.
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