R&B superstar Alicia Keys
has vowed never to portray a piano-playing singer on the big screen in a bid to avoid typecasting as her movie career takes off.
The 27-year-old singer, who made her debut in 2006 movie Smokin' Aces
, and appeared alongside Scarlett Johansson
in the recent The Nanny Diaries
, wants to be recognized as a serious actress.
She says, "I was not interested in playing the singing piano player or part of the girl group. I wanted to do what required me to show my acting skills, so I could set the tone for my career."
-Alicia Keys Pictures
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