"I’m hoping there will be a few movies in the works."
The American singer and songwriter - the only recipient of Grammy Awards for Pop, Rap, Gospel and R&B - has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.
She made her acting debut in the Jamies Foxx Show as a gospel singer (Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers played her dad) and went on to star opposite Q-Tip in the independent film Prison Song.
Roles followed in the TV series Strong Medicine, Ghost Whisperer and Entourage as well as making a guest appearance on 30 Rock as an artist recording a benefit song for a kidney.
Back on the big screen, she plays strip club owner Justice Charlier in the 1980s jukebox hit musical Rock of Ages.