We all know Queen Bey can run the world, but some of her acting choices tend to be more lemon than lemonade. With Austin Powers in Goldmember airing this month on IFC, we’ve ranked her most memorable roles to determine whether the films “Slayed” or “Sunk”. Get in formation and check them out below.
7. Epic, Queen Tara
Even exquisite animation could not save this generic story. We appreciate casting Bey as royalty, but the role and movie are forgettable.
6. The Pink Panther, Xania
Despite Steve Martin’s comedy chops, the weak script was not improved by a flat performance from Bey. Still, only Beyoncé could look fierce in a Pink Panther movie.
5. Obsessed, Sharon
Beyoncé played Sharon, a wife protecting her man from an obsessed coworker, in this bland 2009 flick. The sole highlight was the Ali Larter/Beyoncé fight scene, which won Best Fight at the MTV Movie Awards.
Verdict: Movie Sunk (but the fight scene Slayed)
4. The Fighting Temptations, Lilly
The wholesome and predictable 2003 comedy was boosted by a solid soundtrack featuring Bey. Who could’ve guessed that years later, Jay-Z would reportedly be “fighting” the “temptation” of “Becky with the good hair”?
3. Austin Powers in Goldmember, Foxxy Cleopatra
Beyoncé as an undercover FBI Agent named Foxxy Cleopatra? Yaasss, Queen. The goofy, but charming chemistry between Beyoncé and Mike Myers helped the third installment of Austin Powers find its groove.
2. Cadillac Records, Etta James
Although a much stronger musical than drama, Bey excels at Etta James’ soaring vocals. At Last, a role worthy of Sasha Fierce.
1. Dreamgirls, Deena Jones
While a good use of Bey’s powerhouse vocals, the 2006 musical didn’t offer much in terms of her character’s development. Still, the flashy musical numbers and showstopping choreography made it a worthwhile ride.