A while back, i wanted to do a post on underrated performances. But unfortunately i had a hard time thinking of enough to make a whole post abut it, so i decided to focus on just one performance(And i figure if i focused on 1 performance i could get the post written quicker). And that is Gabrielle Union’s performance as Geneve In Cadillac Records. Now, considering her filmography, it may not seem like she would be a good match for a dramatic role. But for me, she knocked it out of the ballpark..unfortunately tho it seemed like i was the only one.
I think one reason why it got so little attention is because everyone was so surprised Beyonce could act Gabrielle got kind of ignored. Now, i am not trying to say Beyonce didn’t deserve it, as i will admit i was one of those people surprised by her acting ability. I just think Gabrielle gave a equally powerful performance.
I also think another reason why Gabrielle didn’t really get much praise is because Beyonce had a much flashier role than Gabrielle, which got peoples attention a lot more. Again, i don’t mean this as an insult towards Beyonce or performance as Etta James, i just think Gabrielle should have gotten more attention for her performance.
Luckily i found a clip of one of my favorite scenes from the movie. I think this clip best shows Gabrielles performance.
Also, i would like to thank everyone for the encouragement in my last post. I’m not sure i would have gotten this post done so quick without it