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Amy Winehouse wants to be an actress.
The ‘Rehab’ singer is reportedly hoping to make the transition from music to movies, and has even signed up for acting lessons to help her achieve her Hollywood dream.
A family friend told the Daily Star newspaper: “Amy has enrolled for acting lessons at the Central School of Speech and Drama in north London.
“Everyone close to her thinks it’s a great idea and believes she could make the transition from singer to actress quite easily.”
The troubled star’s obsession with Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe is said to have partly inspired the potential career move, and 26-year-old Amy is even considering emulating the tragic screen legend’s famous look.
A source said: “Amy keeps talking about Marilyn Monroe. She’s obsessed with her and everything she stands for.
“Amy keeps saying she wants to die her hair blonde, so she can be as sexy as Marilyn.”
In 2008, Marilyn’s films were said to have helped struggling Amy deal with her spell in rehab, where she was battling drug addiction.
At the time, her father Mitch Winehouse said: “One thing helping Amy is her Marilyn Monroe films. Amy loves ‘Some Like It Hot’. She's a huge fan of Monroe and thinks she's wonderful.”
As well as eyeing a movie career, Amy is also working on the follow-up to her hugely successful 2006 album ‘Back to Black’, with Mitch saying the new LP will hopefully be released by this December.