HOLLYWOOD — Amerie knows that when you have a good thing going, you shouldn't mess with it. That's why the R&B beauty will once again be collaborating with director Chris Robinson, for her video for "Talkin' About," the third single off her LP Touch.
" 'Talkin' About' is one of my favorite songs on the album — actually, it might be my favorite," the 25-year-old songstress said backstage at the BET Awards in June (see "Destiny's Child Give Lap Dances, Fugees End Feud At BET Awards").
"I have some ideas for the video and I will probably work with Chris again since we've already been doing the co-directing thing with these last two singles," she said.
Robinson helmed the clips for the crooner's latest offering, "Touch," featuring dirty South rapper T.I.; and for "1 Thing," the lead track off the follow-up to her 2002 debut disc, All I Have. "1 Thing" nabbed two nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards, for Best Female Video and Best Choreography in a Video (see "Green Day, Gwen, Missy Nab Most Nominations For MTV Video Music Awards").
But music isn't all that's been on Amerie's mind. The singer-turned-actress, who scored a prime role in 2004's "First Daughter" alongside Katie Holmes and Michael Keaton, has been thinking about her next big-screen endeavor.
"I had a great chance to get a lead in [that movie], so ever since then, I'm just seeing what's out there," she said. "I'm still reading scripts, and while you can't do them all on tour, you always [have to] know what's going on."
Currently, the singer is touring with labelmates Destiny's Child as part of their swan-song trek, the Destiny Fulfilled ... And Lovin' It Tour, which wraps September 10 in Vancouver, British Columbia. After that, Amerie will head overseas to tour Europe and Japan.