Beyoncé lost ‘The Princess and the Frog’ role to ‘Dreamgirls’ co-star
The singer was one of the frontrunners who were considered for the role of Princess Tiana, Disney’s first black princess, in the animated 2009 film, but she lost out to her “Dreamgirls” co-star Anika Noni Rose, because she wouldn’t audition.
“Confessions of a Casting Director” author Jen Rudin tells the New York Post, “Beyonce expected an offer, but wouldn’t audition and so she didn’t get one.
“Tyra came in with a CD, but it didn’t matter because she was so pretty and nice. It went to Anika Noni Rose, who was the most qualified.”