Many people dream of a successful music career, and that’s where it usually stays for them; a dream. Other people dream of being a famous actor, making it big and taking a stroll down the red carpet, bu this is just as difficult to achieve. We all know how hard it is to make it big in the industry, and it takes just as much good luck as talent.
If you told people that you’d like to be a successful musician as well as a successful actor, your peers and family would probably say that you’re in over your head. If you’re looking at the idea rationally, you would probably argue that they’re right. Becoming a success in either field is a challenge, so putting them both together may seem like an unreachable goal. It takes a phenomenal amount of skill and luck to be able to pull off a successful music and acting career. However, don’t give up hope yet – these successful musicians have shown the world that it is possible, and if they can do it, perhaps you can too. Let’s find out a little more about them.
Nick Jonas is well on his way transitioning between his career as successful pop star to a serious actor. While he did falter a bit during his early steps, he more than made up for it with his roles in Scream Queens as well as Kingdom. Young adults who were tweens when the Jonas Brothers were at the peak of their fame are eager to see where Nick goes from here.
No one could predict Justin Timberlake would go from a teenage heartthrob to a successful actor. People would have thought you were mad if you told them that Justin Timberlake was going to rock Hollywood, and he certainly has come a long way since his days as the youngest member of the ‘90s boy band NSYNC. He has definitely proven that he is more than capable with his impeccable performance in biographical drama The Social Network. Not mentioning his role in drama movie Inside Llewyn Davis would be underselling his skills as an actor.
Will Smith is one of the most likable characters on screen. There’s something about him which seems so real. Acting comes so naturally to him that you’d be forgiven for thinking that that’s where his talents lie. Make no mistake; Will Smith is no stranger to the world of music. He began his career as the MC of a hip-hop duo, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. He was really successful as his Grammy Award will tell you, but had to leave music behind as he was nearly bankrupt in 1990. After starring in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, there was no turning back for Will Smith.
Queen Latifah is another successful musician turned actor. Her career began when she beat-boxed in a hip-hop group called Ladies Fresh, with her using her newfound fame to cover feminist topics. Queen Latifah hit it big commercially in the Academy Award winning musical Chicago and the actress and singer hasn’t stopped giving since then.