Although music is her first love, American Idol’s season 9 runner up says movies are definitely in her future!
Crystal Bowersox has a lot on her plate now that American Idol has wrapped, including taking care of her young son, cutting a record, dealing with a break-up. But that won’t stop her from getting into the movie biz if she’s asked!
“Drama was my very first love before music when I was young, and I’m open to doing something like that, yeah!” the 24-year-old Elliston, Ohio native told HollywoodLife.com exclusively during an Idol conference call May 28 when we told her that director Adam Shankman wanted she and winner Lee DeWyze to audition for the Rock of Ages movie.
She added, “I’d have to look into the project, though.”
Get on board, Crystal — you’d be in good company! The movie version is based on a Broadway show — in which another former Idol, season four contestant Constantine Maroulis — stars!
But while Crystal waits to become a movie star, she’s still got to get over her break-up withBF Tony Kusian. “Tony has been my rock through all of this,” she admitted. “He’s been amazing. I’ve got a great amount of respect and love for him. It was a mutual thing [our break-up]. He’s a small-time guy and wants a simple, quiet life. I respect that. This is my career, this is what I’ve strived for my whole life. I want what’s best for my son.”
Is anyone helping the dreadlocked hippy get over her heartbreak? Another Idol, perhaps? It certainly isn’t Lee!
“No, that wouldn’t happen — he’s like a brother to me,” she said. “I love him dearly, but not that way.”
Well, Lee’s out. But you didn’t say anything about Casey James, Crystal!
— Laura Schreffler