Beyonce Knowles found it a lot easier to prepare for her appearance in upcoming movie CADILLAC RECORDS than for hit musical DREAMGIRLS - because she had to gain weight instead of lose her curves for the role.
The Bootylicious beauty went on a strict diet to drop the pounds to play Deena Jones in 2006's Oscar-winning movie - a story loosely based on Motown band The Supremes.
But she was required to do the exact opposite to play Etta James in Cadillac Records - putting on 6.8 kilograms.
And Knowles enjoyed every minute of filling out her figure.
She tells In Style magazine, "I gained almost 15 pounds to play the role. It was way easier - and tastier - than having to lose so much weight for Dreamgirls."