Cher: 'Christina Aguilera has acting chops'

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A musical starring Cher & Christina Aguilera, Burlesque tells the story of Ali (Aguilera), a small-town girl who leaves Iowa and travels to L.A. to seek a career in showbiz. She finds her way to a small, financially troubled club owned by Tess (Cher) where a musical show is put on for the patrons. After starting out as a waitress, Ali quickly becomes the show's star performer.
November 11th, 2010

Christina Aguilera has the "chops" to be a great actress.

The singer is soon to appear in her first movie role in 'Burlesque', and her co-star Cher reveals the pair worked well together on the film project she thinks Christina has the talent to go far in the business.

She said: "The scenes that she and I had together, I really enjoyed, and I really believe that she's got definite chops.

"We worked well together. I enjoyed all of it, and she was toe-to-toe with me that whole time. But everybody's good. Stanley Tucci's in it and Peter Gallagher and Kristen Bell and Julianne Hough, and so everyone's really good in it."

Discussing the storyline to 'Burlesque' Cher, 64, reveals Christina plays a "little girl" who irritates her character Tess into giving her a job at the bar she runs.

She told MTV News: "I own this club, and we're not doing well even though it's a fabulous place because of the economy.

"She's this little girl that just bothers me. All she does is keep needling me, needling me, and then I make a decision to kind of step aside and make her into this star."