Megastar Beyonce is reportedly planning to write and star in a movie based on the life of a South African woman who was enslaved in a freak show in the 1800s.
Saartjie Baartman was sold to a Scottish doctor, who then put her on show in London, England, because of her exaggerated curvaceous hips and breasts.
The woman, who was given the name Hottentot Venus in the freak show, was even involved in a court case in which she battled for her freedom, claiming that she was being forced to perform against her will. Baartman lost the case, and died at the age of 25.
Editors at the The Sun newspaper claim Beyonce is so passionate about the new movie project that she has recruited a team of acting coaches and writers to help her bring Baartman’s story to life. Read more