Back in '05 when she was shooting "Dreamgirls" Beyonce Knowles had everyone in their mama going on that cayenne pepper diet she used to shed some pounds and inches from her curvaceous bod. That wasn't the case, however, in her new flick.
Knowles who plays Etta James in "Cadillac Records," told In Style magazine that she actually had to pack on some weight.
"I gained almost 15 pounds to play the [Etta James] role," Beyoncé, 27, said. "It was way easier – and tastier – than having to lose so much weight for Dreamgirls."
The film about the rise and fall of Chess Records hits theaters on Dec. 5. It also stars Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Mos Def, Cedric the Entertainer and Eamonn Walker.