American Idol's Jordin Sparks and More Go From the Small to Big Screen
08.21.12 by Ryan
Over the weekend, former American Idol star Jordin Sparks made her big screen debut in Sparkle (check out Richard Roeper's review here), but the singer-turned-actress isn't the fist to transition from reality show contestant to movies.
Starting with Season One winner Kelly Clarkson, Idol has become a show that not only introduces new singing talent, but acting talent as well. Well, perhaps 2003's From Justin to Kelly didn't work quite as well for Clarkson as she would have hoped, considering it's her first and only movie role, but other Idol contestants have done very well on the big screen, including Academy Award–winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and more as profiled in the above Hollywood Dailies clip.
Want to see more of Sparks? Check out the Sparkle trailer as well as more from Sparks' role below.
Here's a look at Hudson and her break out role in Dreamgirls.
And, if you dare, here's the trailer for From Justin to Kelly.