|Jan 20th, 1997
Paula Abdul stars in "Touched By Evil"
Filed under: Movies
Source: People Weekly, Jan 20, 1997
Paula Abdul makes her dramatic acting debut in "In the Shadow of Evil", an ABC movie (Jan. 12) about a woman who reclaims her life after being raped.
"I worked hard to convince the network that I could play a serious role because in everyone's mind I'm the pop princess," says Abdul, 34. "But I'm used to that. I've gone from 'She's a Laker girl; she can't be a choreographer' to 'She's a choreographer; she can't be a singer' to 'She's a singer, not an actress.'"
Currently, Abdul's recording a dance album and adjusting to her new marriage to clothing designer Brad Beckerman.
"We're totally in love," she says, "but we both have our moods, so we're learning to give each other space when we're crabby."
Keeping Abdul's four dogs out of their bed isn't easy, either. "Brad's one rule," she says, "is no exposed dog butt on the pillows."