Beyonce may be best known for her powerful pipes, but these days, she admits she's really been bitten by the acting bug.
"I've gotten three offers," Beyonce told Vogue's April issue about potential film projects. "But they are all filming while I'm away on tour… I wish there really was a Sasha Fierce, because I'd send her on the road and I would go and do the movies."
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While Beyonce can't send Sasha Fierce, her on-stage alter ego, out on the road while she films, not being able to take on certain opportunities that come her way doesn't get the multi-talented star down.
"I have made the choice — because it does take effort — to be happy," she told the magazine. "I mean, I am happy."
And this love of acting is one of the things that's helped Beyonce become a sunnier person. For starters, she can channel some of her unhappy emotions on film, like in the April 24-due "Obsessed," where she plays a woman whose husband is stalked by "Heroes" star Ali Larter.
"Holding all of that stuff in, holding the anger in and always being so composed… it was so great for me to be able to release everything," she said of playing Beth Charles in "Obsessed." "Imagine! I always have to be so put together, I always have to be pleasant. But sometimes I want to scream and holler, and I'm able to use the characters to release whatever pain or frustration has built up in me."
While she is committed to her two careers – singing superstar and actress – Beyonce said she has learned from her father, manager Matthew Knowles, how to take a step back.
"He's a workaholic. And for a while I was starting to become that way. I realized that just because my parents are workaholics — because my mother is, too — it doesn't mean I have to be one," Beyonce said. "So I have slowed down a lot — even though my slowing down is two movies and a tour in one year!"
But despite the busy schedule, she still has time to inspire young people. First Lady Michelle Obama told the star not long after the inauguration that Beyonce has two very special fans.
"She told me she was very happy that her girls have someone like me to look up to," Beyonce said of First Daughters Sasha and Malia. "And I'm like, 'Oh, my God.' You have to feel fortunate to be one of the people whom parents don't mind their children looking up to. The older I get, the more I think about the amount of influence I have on these young girls, and it's scary sometimes. But I also understand how lucky I am to have that."
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