Keke Palmer, the new princess of America
What woman has not dreamed of being a princess? Coming from a generation that grew up with the rhythm of Disney movies, the singer–actress and presenter, Lauren Keyana Palmer now realized his dream by becoming the first artist of African-American to play the role of Cinderella in a production Broadway. Portrait of a young artist who makes your head spin to Americans.
His face is familiar, but his name will be little, if known? From its 21 years, Lauren Keyana Palmer is yet a big star in the United States. Better known as the « Keke » Palmer, his fate is emerging very early. His parents, a couple of former players have always favored art in the education of young Keke whose childhood was marked by music, film and theater. Child, she began singing in a choir within and appears for the first time on the big screen at the age of 11 years in the film Barbershop 2: Back In Business (2004), where she starred alongside Queen Latifah .
Encouraged by critics after his first film role, his parents decided to support his career and moved to California. In 2006, she won the main role in the film Akeelah and the Bee Akeelah alongside Laurence Fishburn and Angela Basset. The latter film will mark the beginning of the career of Keke who also starts the song in parallel with his frequent appearances on the small and the big screen.
2014, lucky for Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer is the buzz early this year by becoming, at age 20, the youngest presenter talkshow United States. « Just Keke » has been distributed since July on the American channel BET: A young and sexy show where the actress received with cool personalities and covers topics such as fashion, culture, society.
In August 2014, the production team of the musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, « Cinderella », announced that Keke Palmer would take the lead role of Cinderella.
Dependent historical production of a Tony Award and debuted on the big screen in 1957, Cinderella by Rodgers and Hammerstein – authors of The Sound of Music – is known for its modern interpretation of the fairy tale and its different versions cult film, which the 1997 with singers Brandy and Whitney Houston in the roles of Cinderella and Godmother.
Adapted to the stage in 2013, the musical knows as well as movies and several versions of cast changes. Thus Keke Palmer remade the buzz by becoming the first artist of African-American to play the role of Cinderella in the history of Broadway.
It is by taking the moral of famous Disney movie Keke Palmer expressed his joy on his Twitter accountKekePalmer: « I’m sooo excited to BE doing Broadway for the first time, as Cinderella !! Dreams do come true !! « / » I’m so happy playing on Broadway for the first time, in the role of Cinderella !! Dreams become reality !! «
Keke will, on this occasion, Laura Osnes succeed, Carly Rae Jepsen and Paige Faure who successfully held the role of « Ella » before her. In a few days (September 9), the young artist will make his stage debut.
With an arrow to his bow, Keke Palmer opens the door to many potential future talent by bringing the unexpected into a great American institution such as Broadway, becoming living proof that dreams at plural, can become reality.
By Anne Wass