Pop star Beyonce Knowles can't wait for audiences to see her fourth feature film DREAMGIRLS, because it will be "the first time" she acts.

The R+B star has made three movies so far, including Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Fighting Temptations and the forthcoming The Pink Panther, but insists she hasn't really "acted" properly in the roles.

She explains, "I get to really show a range and really get to act for the first time."