Christina Aguilera says she wants to do more acting in her career and is currently looking for parts that are outside of music. She would like to star in “crazy and meaty and juicy” roles, but that can easily be misinterpreted in film. She originally made her screen debut alongside Cher in 2010′s Burlesque.
“I do want to do more acting,” Aguilera told the audience at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter 2012 Film & TV Music conference. Speaking about her previous role as aspiring singer Alli, Aguilera admitted that she hadn’t planned to begin her acting career with a part in a musical. “I sort of had this personal aspiration to do film, but I said, ‘I never want to do a musical! It’s too much like myself’,” she said.
“[Now] I want to… really sink my teeth into something a little more challenging. Really outside of myself, outside of music,” she added. In fact, she went so far to say that she wants to be a “crackhead on the street or a drug addict. Or something crazy and meaty and juicy. Something that really [will take] me out of myself.”
The Voice coach also admitted that she is aware of her reputation as a tough person to work with. “It’s hard being such a powerful woman in the business,” Aguilera stated. “I’m known for not always being, kind of…” she began, before adding: “I learned early on you can’t always be warm and fuzzy because you’ll be bulldozed right over.”
Despite her straightforward attitude, Aguilera recently revealed that she doesn’t like Simon Cowell’s critical approach to contestants on talent shows such as American Idol and The X Factor.
Aguilera also mentioned that she “saw the commercials early on of American Idol of Simon being a d**k. I was like, ‘Man, that’s not what it’s about’”.
“I didn’t want to treat people like [Simon does]. I wanted to do The Voice to show that we can be positive. We don’t have to knock people down,” said Aguilera.