The trailer for the movie "Walking on Sunshine" was recently released and British singer-songwriter Leona Lewis in her film debut performed very well eliciting comments as she is a "natural" on film. She is accustomed to performing as an actress having had a great amount of experience in theater but she admitted to feeling nervous having for the past several years of her life focusing on turning herself into one of the top musical performers in the UK and not having been on stage as an actress for quite some time.
The film is a great debut for her as she plays a feature role in the movie and the project plays to her strengths as she both acts and sings in the "Mamma Mia" type film. The film is a romantic comedy drama musical in which the character Maddie invites her sister Taylor to her wedding to Raf. However, the drama arises because Maddie is unaware that Raf is Taylor's ex-love. Leona plays the role of Elena, a friend of Taylor.
One of the great aspects of Leona Lewis acting and singing in this movie is that for several members of the cast the movie is their movie debut and as such they were able to confront their fears and nerves together and thus this only enhanced the camaraderie of the cast.
This role was presented to her at the ideal stage of her career because she felt like she needed a new challenge to get her refocused and re-energized and adding film actress to her profile presented her with a genuine and necessary challenge. Leona Lewis displayed the presence, timing and emotional range to be a very good actress. "Walking on Sunshine" is Leona Lewis' acting movie debut but one thing her performance has made apparent to entertainment insiders is that she has the acting talent to be able to thrive as a film actress.