New York (ANI): American singer Christina Aguilera has received accolades for her sexy acting debut in Burlesque. In the big-screen musical, Aguilera stars opposite Cher as Ali Rose, a country girl from Iowa who lands a job at a struggling nightclub in Los Angeles.
“It's sexy, it"s sensual," 29-year-old Aguilera told USA Today about her role in the big-screen musical. “The whole idea of burlesque has always intrigued me. The art of the tease, the dance, beautiful women - need I say more," she added.
Aguilera said that the character"s struggle for fame attracted her towards the role. “It was a girl who had suffered and felt pain, been in seven foster homes," she said. “She doesn"t let her past make her a victim. And that to me was so appealing," she added.
In the first photos released from the film, Aguilera is seen wearing a satin bustier while reclining on an ottoman and performs in a skimpy gold number against a massive backdrop of acrobatic dancers and the word 'burlesque" in lights, reports The New York Daily News. The movie"s director, Steven Antin, called her a 'freak of nature" because she learned the acting part so fast.