Beyoncé: A Star En Route to Legend

Multi-talented star is the anti-Britney Spears
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2009 12:23 PM CDT
Actress and singer Beyonce Knowles arrives for the 81st Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – She’s a music icon and a movie star in the making, but Beyoncé has a new job: role model for the First Daughters. After Beyoncé’s inauguration performance, Michelle Obama “told me she was very happy that her girls have someone like me to look up to,” the singer reveals in an extensive Vogue interview that highlights her awareness of her fans. “And I’m like, ‘Oh, my God.’”

With the inauguration and a star-studded Oscars performance behind her, Beyoncé is beginning a world tour and has a few films under her belt, including the upcoming Obsessed. “My mind is on overload,” says the star, who says she'd do more movies if only she had the time. “I wish there really was a Sasha Fierce, because I’d send her on the road and I would go and do the movies.”