Just because you’ve made a name for yourself on the Billboard music charts doesn’t quite mean the same name will be made at the box office. But these pop stars decided to graduate from their on stage antics to more serious roles on the big and small screen.
Jessica Simpson recently admitted she’ll be starring in a TV pilot about her life that will air on NBC, Justin Timberlake blew away audiences in the Facebook tell-all “The Social Network” and even Britney Spears tried her hand at acting in the terrible and cheesy movie “Crossroads”. But were these pop singers just as great on TV as they are in the studio?
See which singers have gotten bit by the acting bug.
Rihanna: As seen in “Battleship”
Jennifer Lopez: As seen in “Selena” and “What To Expect When You’re Expecting”
Christina Aguilera: As seen in “Burlesque”
Eminem: As seen in “8 Mile”
Britney Spears: As seen in “Crossroads”
Beyonce: As seen in “Dreamgirls” and “Austin Powers”
Will Smith: As seen in “Men In Black” trilogy and “Seven Pounds”
Jennifer Hudson: As seen in “Dreamgirls”
Mandy Moore: As seen in “Saved” and “A Walk To Remember”
Mark Wahlberg: As seen in “Ted” and “Max Payne”
Mariah Carey: As seen in “Glitter” and “Precious”
Vanilla Ice: As seen in “That’s My Boy” and “The New Guy”
Madonna: As seen in “Evita” and “A League Of Their Own”
Justin Timberlake: As seen in “The Social Network” and “Friends WIth Benefits” (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)
Jessica Simpson: As seen in “Dukes of Hazzard” (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)
David Bowie: as seen in “Labyrinth” (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)