Christina Aguilera: ‘I want to play a crackhead on the street’

Singer says she wants her next acting role to take her 'outside of myself'

Christina Aguilera has revealed that she wants her next acting role to take her “outside of myself”.

The singer made her big screen debut with 2010’s Burlesque, a movie musical co-starring Cher. However, Aguilera has now admitted that she never intended to kick off her acting career with a role so similar to her day job.

Speaking during a Q&A session at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter 2012 Film & TV Music conference, Aguilera said: “I sort of had this personal aspiration to do film, but I said, ‘I never want to do a musical! It’s too much like myself’.”

Burlesque remains Aguilera’s only major movie appearance, but the singer insisted that she is keen to “do more acting” in the future. Discussing her ideal role, she said: “I want it to be honest and genuine in expanding my wings and doing something really, really different. A crackhead on the street or a drug addict. Or something crazy and meaty and juicy. Something that really took me out of myself.”

Meanwhile, Aguilera was equally candid at other points during her Q&A session. The singer, who appears as a coach on the US version of The Voice, branded Simon Cowell a “dick” for being harsh with contestants during his early appearances on American Idol.