In the world of show business, everyone wants to do everything nowadays.
If stars aren't a triple threat (who can act, sing and dance) they're transitioning their careers into presenting, DJing and modelling – anything to express their creative juices en masse.
For some, this ends tragically (sorry, Jessica Simpson) but for others, they transition between the music and film industries seamlessly.
One singer who is segwaying into acting again is Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming HBO TV film about the late cartel leader. The American Idol judge will taking on the role of drug lord Griselda Lopez who revolutionised the drug trade in the US during the 70s and 80s.
Talking about her new gig, J.Lo said: 'I've been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years. The idea of teaming with HBO felt like the perfect fit for finally bringing Griselda's story to life.'
In of J.Lo's new role, we've rounded up a list of the unexpectedly impressive singers-turned-actors.More
Lewis first gained international acclaim in 1991 following her role as Danielle Bowden in Martin Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, resulting in an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. With roles in California, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Natural Born Killers and Strange Days, the star launched a career in leading American rock band Juliette and the Licks before releasing a solo album titled Terra Incognito.
It's hard to think the actor was once known for his singing voice and dance moves. He first made a name for himself on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club before transitioning into acting full-time.
The Academy-Award winning actor is now best known for his roles in The Notebook, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Blue Valentine, Drive, Gangster Squad, Lars and the Real Girl and The Big Short.