Dua Lipa opens up about venturing into acting as she gears up to drop her third studio album: ‘It gives me a whole new persona’

Dua Lipa opens up about venturing into acting as she gears up to drop her third studio album: ‘It gives me a whole new persona’

Dua Lipa opened up about her cross over into the world of acting with her roles in Barbie and Argylle this past year on Monday.

The 28-year-old Albanian singer played the role of Mermaid Barbie and sang Dance the Night for the hit 2023 Barbie film.

In Argylle, she made a cameo as LaGrange and played the role of, Henry Cavill’s character, Agylle’s love interest.

She told TIME Magazine that she referrers to these two as ‘little baby roles.’

‘I loved being on set,’ the singer turned actress shared. ‘I love the idea of embodying a different character and having an assignment.’

Dua Lipa opened up about her cross over into the world of acting with her roles in Barbie and Argylle this past year on Monday

Dua Lipa opened up about her cross over into the world of acting with her roles in Barbie and Argylle this past year on Monday

The 28-year-old Albanian singer played the role of Mermaid Barbie and sang Dance the Night for the hit 2023 Barbie film

The 28-year-old Albanian singer played the role of Mermaid Barbie and sang Dance the Night for the hit 2023 Barbie film

She told TIME Magazine that she referrers to these two as 'little baby roles'

She told TIME Magazine that she referrers to these two as ‘little baby roles’

‘I also love when I go to a photo shoot, and I can completely change up my look,’ she said. ‘It gives me like a different persona.’

On her role in the Barbie film she added, ‘I loved being in the movie because it was just so exciting to be a part of something so special like this with an incredible cast.’ 

‘I feel lucky that [director] Greta Gerwig asked me to be the mermaid,’ she told Vogue.

The Future Nostalgia songstress went on to share with Vanity Fair that she felt she was ‘holding the biggest secret in the world from the song to the little cameo.’

 Adding how the experience ‘was fun and exciting,’ she has yet to confirm if she wants to keep acting.

‘It was a crazy back-to-back! It was like, OK, today I’m going to go and put on four different colored wigs and a mermaid tail, and tomorrow I’m going to fly and get up onstage again and do something completely different,’ she told the outlet.

This come as she announced the name and the release date of her much-anticipated third studio album on Wednesday.

The three-time Grammy Award winner revealed the album will be called Radical Optimism and will be available to stream or purchase from May 3.

Radical Optimism has already spawned hit singles Houdini and Training Season. It will have 11 tracks in total.

The album has been described by Rolling Stone as ‘pop bliss’ with the magazine saying it is ‘uniquely and utterly Dua Lipa: confident dance pop full of witty Instagram-caption-ready one-liners’.

Radical Optimism follows Dua’s debut album Dua Lipa, released in 2017, and Future Nostalgia, released in 2020.

Infused with the energy of Dua’s hometown, London, the attitude of the album embodies the rawness, honesty, confidence and freedom of ‘90s Britpop.

She shared: ‘A couple years ago, a friend introduced me to the term Radical Optimism.

‘It’s a concept that resonated with me, and I became more curious as I started to play with it and weave it into my life.

‘It struck me – the idea of going through chaos gracefully and feeling like you can weather any storm.

‘At the same time, I found myself looking through the music history of psychedelia, trip hop, and Britpop.

‘It has always felt so confidently optimistic to me, and that honesty and attitude is a feeling I took into my recording sessions.’

'I feel lucky that [director] Greta Gerwig asked me to be the mermaid,' she told Vogue

‘I feel lucky that [director] Greta Gerwig asked me to be the mermaid,’ she told Vogue 

In Argylle, she made a cameo as LaGrange and played the role of, Henry Cavill's character, Agylle's love interest

In Argylle, she made a cameo as LaGrange and played the role of, Henry Cavill’s character, Agylle’s love interest

On her role in the Barbie film she added, 'I loved being in the movie because it was just so exciting to be a part of something so special like this with an incredible cast ( Margot Robbie and Billie Eilish pictured)

On her role in the Barbie film she added, ‘I loved being in the movie because it was just so exciting to be a part of something so special like this with an incredible cast ( Margot Robbie and Billie Eilish pictured)

Dua worked with a team of core collaborators throughout the project including Caroline Ailin, Danny L. Harle, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Kevin Parker.

Earlier in March, Dua opened the BRIT Awards with an electric performance of Training Season and subsequently took home her 7th BRIT Award for Best Pop Act.

She also opened the Grammy Awards, where she performed a medley of Training Season, Dance The Night and Houdini.

Dua recently became the first female artist to have four songs reach two billion streams on Spotify, achieved with One Kiss, Don’t Start Now, New Rules and Levitating.

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