This fall/winter season plus size actresses are singing, dancing and acting their way into our hearts and television screens. Some of your favorite curvy thespians are Steel Magnolias joining Smash hits while singing on Pitch.
Jill Scott & Queen Latifah in Steel Magnolias
Jill Scott and Queen Latifah join the remake of the 1989 film featuring African-American actors in the lead roles. In the film Scott is Truvy Jones and Queen Latifah is M’Lynn Eatenton.
The TV movie stars Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye and Condola Rashad. The film is about the bond among a group of women from Louisiana and the title suggests the main female characters can be as delicate as magnolias, but are as tough as steel.
The comedy-drama television film will premiere on Lifetime Network on October 7, 2012.
Rebel Wilson in Pitch Perfect
Rebel Wilson plays Fat Amy in the film Pitch Perfect. Wilson is known for her roles in the television series Pizza and Bogan Pride and the film Bridesmaids.
The story follows an all-girls acapella singing group, “The Bellas” who try to beat the reigning acapella group, “Treble Makers”. The film is based on Mickey Rapkin’s non-fiction novel Pitch Perfect.
Pitch Perfect is in select theaters and opens nationwide on October 5, 2012.
Nikki Blonsky in Smash
Last month we received word that Nikki Blonsky would be joining the cast of NBC’s Smash in a recurring role. The last role we saw the Hairspray star in was the ABC Family hit Huge.
Smash revolves around a group of characters creating new Broadway musicals, where everyone must balance his or her often chaotic personal life with the all-consuming demands of life in the theater.
Season 2 of Smash returns to NBC in January 2013.