She made her first appearance on the silver screen as the voice of Smurfette, will be once again coming to theaters as herself in the documentary Part Of Me 3D, and now, it appears as though Katy Perry will be bitten by the acting bug yet again - this time, as the girlfriend of a rock icon!
Sources close to the pop star have revealed that she is being considered for a role as Mary Austin, the girlfriend of Freddie Mercury, for a film based on the life of the Queen singer, with Sacha Baron Cohen taking on that role!
Apparently, the project is to be produced by Graham King and directed by Stephen Frears, and will focus on the the band's early years and rise to fame in 1971, all the way through their historic Live Aid performance in 1985!
And Miz Perry, who has made no secret of the influence Mercury had on her career, is eager to secure the part!
An insider explains:
"Katy would love to be in the film as she is such a huge fan. Katy has a similar look to Mary and would be a brilliant foil to Sacha."
Obviously, with the amount of talent going into this project, this could be a HUGE opportunity for her!
If she pulls this off, this could be a career-defining performance!
And given her passion for the source material, we have a feeling she's not going to let this role escape her grasp without a fight!
Can't wait to hear more about this as it develops!
What do U think?? Is Katy a good fit for the role?
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Tags: biopic, freddie mercury, graham king, katy perry, live aid, mary austin, queen, sacha baron cohen, stephen frears