Queen Bey at work. Beyonce’s Austin Powers in Goldmember Foxxy Cleopatra’s character is still iconic today as it was 20 years ago. In a recap created by Vulture, crew members revealed that Beyoncé wanted to change her poster after noticing it didn’t look exactly like her.
Austin Powers in GoldmemberMake-up artist Kate Bisco recalled one time Beyoncé was approached with a poster featuring her character and she immediately wanted to change it. “She says, ‘You made me too skinny. It’s not me,’” Biscoe told Vulture before the film’s 20th anniversary. “Then she did this hourglass shape. And [a member of the crew] said, “Okay, we’ll work that out.” She walked off to do the scene, and I looked at him and smiled, like, “Is that the first time you’ve ever asked an actress to make her body bigger?” He was like, ‘Yeah. It’s going to cost me thousands of dollars, but I’m going to do it.’” gold member producer John Lyon talked about the pressure Beyoncé had while filming. “She put herself on a very heavy physical regimen and diet. She and Matthew and Tina were well aware of the expectations that both the music industry and Hollywood often have about what young, beautiful women should look like and were smart about making those ideas work towards their goal.
The spy parody film is the second installment in the Austin Powers series. The film marked Beyoncé’s second feature film after Carmen: A Hip Hopera and she went on to appear in several iconic roles in Dreamgirls, The Pink Panther and Cadillac Records. She also voiced Nala in the live-action lion king movie.
The 40-year-old Grammy Award winner just released the cover art for her highly anticipated album Renaissance. “Making this album gave me a place to dream and escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous at a time when little else moved,” de black is king artist posted on her Instagram. “My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free from perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, let go, feel freedom. It was a beautiful voyage of discovery. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to let go of the wobble. haha! And to feel as unique, strong and sexy as you are.”
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