With her killer pipes and her already impressive acting career, former 3LW member Naturi Naughton is now making a name for herself in the film business. Her latest role in the upcoming comedy Lottery Ticket is sure to elevate her star power while keeping moviegoers everywhere laughing.
Naturi's character, Stacie, tries to support her best friend Kevin ( Bow Wow) when he discovers he holds a winning lottery ticket and incurs the wrath of his greedy neighbors. Her co-star Brandon T. Jackson also came by to talk about the movies yesterday. She'll follow Lottery Ticket up with a role in an independent film, Highland Park, where she'll play opposite Twilight Saga star Billy Burke and indie queen Parker Posey.
Naturi kicked off her career in the girl group 3LW, whose self-titled first album went platinum. Though she left the group in 2002, Naturi's blended her passions for music and acting to great success. She performed in the Broadway musical "Hairspray" for four years; played Lil' Kim in Notorious, a biopic about rapper The Notorious B.I.G.; and, last year, starred as Denise, the lead role, in a remake of Fame. Naturi's first solo single, the theme from Fame, charted internationally.
You catch Naturi Naughton in Lottery Ticket starting August 20. Watch the trailer here and visit the film's official website at www.lotteryticketmovie.com.