Beyoncé Gets Animated in First Epic Post-Baby Role

Superstar new mama signs on to voice a character in the 3-D movie set in a magical secret universe

By Gina Serpe Jun 01, 2012 2:59 PMTags
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It's safe to say Beyoncé was keeping her new baby girl in mind when choosing which project would ease her back into the life of a gigging superstar.

Fresh off her first concert series since giving birth, Blue Ivy's mama has nabbed her first film role since delivering the apple of her and Jay-Z's eye, and unsurprisingly, she's set her sights on some rather kid-friendly fare...

Beyoncé has signed on to voice a character in Epic, an animated 3-D extravaganza that follows a girl who is magically transported into a secret universe and finds herself at the center of a battle of good versus evil. She joins forces with "a ragtag group of whimsical characters" to save the magical (and, in turn, real) world.

B will take on a suitably grand role in the film, and is on board to play Queen Tara. Also starring in the movie, directed by Ice Age's Chris Wedge and from the same people behind both that film and Rio, are Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Aziz Ansari, Steven Tyler, Jason Sudeikis and Pitbull.

The film is due out on May 24, 2013.