One reason Beyonce Knowles was attracted to ‘Pink Panther’ beyond the appeal of working with Steve Martin was her familiarity with director Shawn Levy. “Well, originally I worked with the director years ago for a Disney sitcom,” the Destiny’s Child star tells IGN. “It was my first acting gig and I hope nobody ever finds it. [It was called] ‘Jett Jackson’. He remembered working with me and I remember he said, ‘You’re gonna be an actor one day. I’m gonna remember you.’ And he called and told me about Xania… that she was an international superstar and singer… At first I thought, ‘I don’t want to play another part like that, because I don’t have time to do the research.’ [long pause] Then he told me Kevin Kline and Steve Martin were gonna be a part of it and I said, ‘I gotta do it.'” Read more.
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