Becky G‘s acting career is really taking off!
The 18-year-old singer recently opened up about landing the coveted role of the yellow Power Ranger!
“I’ve always had a passion for [acting], since I was very young, but once I got signed as an artist to a record label, I kind of felt like I wanted to pursue music more and establish myself as an artist,” Becky told Vibe.com. “Just to earn that respect as a songwriter and as a performer, and then when the time was right, trickle into the acting thing. I had always loved it, but I’m not trained. I think that kind of just comes with experience.”
She continued, “When Empire came along, it felt very natural, it felt like good timing, and I did it and I loved it and I learned a lot. And I told my agents, if you want to send auditions my way, you can. And actually when I was on tour and I was out for a month and a half, and it was back to back shows, every single day on the tour bus.”
As for Power Rangers, Becky said, “Then [my agent] sends me this role, didn’t tell what it was for, and I’m like, ‘Girl I ain’t got time for this! I’m tired, I’m on a tour bus. I don’t feel like self-recording, reading these lines.’ And she’s like, ‘Becky, they won’t leave me alone.’ Like just record it and I’ll leave you alone. So a few days went by and I was like I’ll just record it. I sent it in and she’s like you know what this is for? I was like what? And it was Power Rangers. Then I was excited! And when I was reading the lines, it felt cool, like the character. Later, she tells me that the director saw it and that he loved it and he would like to meet me. It’s a casting process so they have to see other people for the same role. It was between me and a couple other people, but I got the call that I was going to be the yellow Power Ranger. It just felt so right. Yellow is my favorite color, so I was like this is meant to be. [Laughs] I’ll be filming at the top of next year in Vancouver, Canada.”
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