It's been a while since [artist id="509026"]Christina Aguilera[/artist] was an up-and-coming artist on the pop-music scene, and even back then, she didn't struggle for long. Her debut album hit the #1 Billboard spot and went platinum eight times.
But Aguilera's starring turn in "Burlesque" thrusts the 29-year-old back into the role of aspiring artist, and as the movie's first trailer shows, Aguilera has taken to the portrayal quite well.
Our first glimpse of Xtina comes as she books a one-way bus ticket out of her small town and toward the bright lights and skimpy outfits of Los Angeles. She lands at a nightclub run by none other than Cher and fights her way onto the stage and in front of an audience as a burlesque performer.
"When you are putting on your makeup, it's like you're an artist, but instead of painting a canvas, you're painting a face," Cher explains.
The trailer gives us a glimpse of Aguilera's attempts to convince Cher to give her a shot to perform, her burgeoning relationship with Cam Gigandet, her rivalry with Kristen Bell and, of course, her crazy vocal abilities.
"It's sexy, it's sensual," Aguilera said of the film last month. "The whole idea of burlesque has always intrigued me. The art of the tease, the dance, beautiful women — need I say more?"
Though "Burlesque" marks Xtina's feature-film debut, director Steven Antin revealed she didn't have any trouble getting the hang of a movie set. "She figured out how it works within weeks," he said. "She is a little bit of a freak of nature and a perfectionist. This girl is a movie star."
Check out everything we've got on "Burlesque."
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