So Avril Lavigne just got cast in her first movie role, a small part in the Richard Gere-Claire Danes drama The Flock. And while I have to give credit to the snarly Canadian for resisting the urge to make her acting debut in some ghastly star vehicle about a punk-pop teen’s rise to fame, I’d be lying if I said I was in any way excited about her thespian aspirations. For my $10, I’d much prefer to see tragically underappreciated diva Anastacia up on the silver screen. With her big, brassy personality, she’d be a natural — not to mention it might kick-start a singing career that’s been cursed by the ”big in Europe” label.

How about you, PopWatchers? Which singer do you think has a secret movie star locked within?

addCredit(“Avril Lavigne: Shawn Ehlers/”)