July 23rd, 2011
11:00 AM ET
Beyonce isn't afraid of hard work - she's admitted she has a hard time taking a vacation - but it sounds like the singer and actress is going to turn her grind up to 11 for "A Star is Born."
Clint Eastwood tapped the 29-year-old for his spin on the story of an emerging starlet and her relationship with an older thespian.
"I met with Clint and I was so nervous and I know that it is the biggest opportunity of my life. I will work as hard as I can," she says in an interview with Reuters. "Because I can't wait. And I am so happy that he trusts me and I am in good hands and I am so fortunate."
Beyonce recalls watching the previous iterations of the film with her mom as a little girl, saying that's when she became a fan of Barbra Streisand.
"And I then saw Judy Garland's version of 'A Star Is Born' and I realized every 20 to 30 years a new star is born and a new talent represents that generation and era - so I didn't think that I would ever get the opportunity to be the star," she adds.
The movie is supposed to start production later this year, and of course Beyonce is currently wrapped up in promoting her latest album, "4." But thinking 30 years down the line - her 30th birthday is in September - Beyonce sees her attention shifting from work, just a bit.
She's pretty sure she won't be doing the same "Crazy in Love" dance she's become known for at that age, and envisions her priority being "my children and hopefully my grandchildren by then - and my record label or production company or whatever else."
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