It seems like Fantasia is getting another chance to show what she can do with the acting bug. This time it's possibly going to be on the big screen as she plays a musical icon.

Fantasia will portray Mahalia Jackson, a late American gospel singer, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and supporter of Martin Luther King, Jr. during her journey from poverty in New Orleans to becoming a gospel superstar! But does Ms. Barrino have the acting chops to do so? And can she leave her personal life at the door?! “Fantasia’s personal life has been tumultuous to say the least. The 26-year-old star overdosed in the fall of 2010, and admitted it was no accident. “I didn’t have any fight in me,” the singer said in a VH1 ‘Behind the Music’ interview. “I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out. The single mother was accused of stealing another woman’s husband and found herself in the middle of a love triangle leading up to her attempted suicide. Since ‘Idol,’ the star has written an autobiography titled ‘My Life is Not a Fairy Tale,’ which was then made into a Lifetime movie in which she played herself. She also starred in a highly-rated VH1 reality show about her life called ‘ Fantasia for Real.’ This role will be Fantasia’s biggest to date since 2006 when she starred in Oprah Winfrey’s Broadway revival of ‘The Color Purple.’

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