Yahoo! Music Interview: LeToya Luckett’s Destiny Includes Serious Acting Roles

LeToya Luckett’s acting gigs are close to outnumbering her music credits. The original member of Destiny’s Child co-stars in “From the Rough,” a movie about Dr. Catana Starks, who was both the first woman and the first African-American woman to coach a men’s college golf team.

In the film, which opens on Friday and also stars Taraij Henson and the late Michael Clarke Duncan, Luckett portrays Stacey, a college student dating a player on Coach Starks’ team.

Outside of acting, she hasn’t forgotten about music. In February, she released her first single in six years.

ASCAP's 5th Annual "Women Behind The Music" SeriesYahoo Music: Michael Clarke Duncan is in “From the Rough.” His character feels like an angel. What is your take?

LeToya Luckett: Wow. That touches my heart because when you think about it he was an angel figure in this film. He was always uplifting Taraji’s character [Coach Sparks]. He was just great. I think people are going to love seeing him in this character because it’s a different side for him. He was funny. It was a joy to work with him.

How do you relate to your character, Stacey, who is a swimmer and pre-med student?

There was a shyness. Stacey’s always been very confident in her swimming and that side of things and keeping her grades up, and this is her first time falling in love. One thing that I admired about her is she kinda went for what she wanted. She wasn’t scared to approach [Eddie]. With me, I’m a shy girl all day long. I couldn’t approach a man.

Did you foresee all these opportunities in film and TV coming your way?

No. I never set out to be an actress. I went on my first audition not knowing all that I needed to know about the acting world or audition process, but ended up getting cast for my first movie role, ‘Preacher’s Kid.’ I ended up getting cast for the lead role, and had to carry a movie on my first thing out the gate. I didn’t have time to be terrified and shaking at the boots.

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The Wait Is Over! Download LeToya’s “Don’t Make Me Wait” Now!!!

"Don't Make Me Wait"

Wait no more! “Don’t Make Me Wait”, produced by Andre Harris and Jo Blaq, is a new song from LeToya inspired by the VH1 hit series, “Single Ladies”! The song is available for download NOW!!! Be sure to connect with LeToya on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the latest, and stay tuned for LeToya’s new album, Until Then… coming later year!

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“Don’t Make Me Wait” Featured on “Single Ladies” TONIGHT!

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You don’t want to miss tonight’s episode of “Single Ladies”!!! I snuck a lil’ snippet of one of the tracks off my new album “Until Then” called “Don’t Make Me Wait” in tonight’s show!!! “Don’t Make Me Wait” is a song that I did with “Single Ladies” in mind. It’s all about the chase! I’m excited to release my first single from my forthcoming album in a little bit, but until then, I wanted to give fans a taste of what I’ve been working on.

Love, Toya

PS: “Don’t Make Me Wait” will be available on iTunes tomorrow 2/11 Lol!!!! So TUNE IN tonight at 9/8c For this yummy episode of “Single Ladies” on VH1!

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“Don’t Make Me Wait” Available February 11

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The wait is almost over! “Don’t Make Me Wait”, LeToya’s new record inspired by the hit VH1 series, Single Ladies, will be featured on the February 10th episode of the show and available for download on February 11th via eOne Music!

Follow LeToya on Faceook for details and stayed tuned for LeToya’s upcoming album, “Until Then…” coming this year!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day from LeToyaOnline.com! Here is our gift to you – new music featuring LeToya! Check out this smooth record from J. Valentine from his new mixtape “Love & Other Drugs”.

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