Looks like Beyonce‘s Oscar win is going to have to wait for a bit.
The Sun started the rumor that Beyonce was planning on writing and starring in her own movie about Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman, a South African woman who was exhibited in freak shows throughout Europe during the 1800s because of her large behind. It was also rumored she even had hopes that the movie would win her an Oscar and make her “be taken more seriously as an actress.”
However, after South African Chief Jean Burgess criticized her for the project, one of Beyonce’s reps told Gossip Cop Beyonce is not connected with the project at all. “Beyoncé is not connected to this project,” the rep said. “But this is a very important story to be told.”
Saartjie Baartman was forced to perform semi-naked in European clubs under the name “Hottentot Venus” because of her large buttocks and “unusual coloring” during the early 1800s. She died in poverty in 1816.
Beyonce has previously starred in movies such as Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records, and Obsessed.