Teen Savvy Blog: Keke Palmer Making 'Joyful Noise'

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Joyful Noise hit theaters three weeks ago. Have you seen it yet? Our friends at Teen Savvy give their thoughts on the film and Keke Palmer's career.

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Joyful Noise hit theaters three weeks ago. Have you seen it yet? Our friends at Teen Savvy give their thoughts on the film and Keke Palmer's career.

Since the first announcement of the film Joyful Noise being in production it was obvious that the film would be compared to its predecessors with similar storylines. Complete opposites joining together in the church is a story that has been told before, but never with a coming-of-age love story to add to the plot.

It has been roughly eight years since Keke Palmer made her big screen debut alongside Queen Latifah in Ice Cube's Barber Shop II: Back in Business. Although her appearance in the film was a mere cameo the young, sassy actress showed no signs of backing down when it came to filming with Hollywood veterans. Everything has come full circle for the now eighteen-year-old Palmer with numerous lead and supporting roles added to her line of work.

Starring in Joyful Noise not only gave Palmer the opportunity to reunite with Queen Latifah who played her aunt in her theatrical debut but it also gave her the chance to work alongside Dolly Parton.

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The film unfortunately starts off in tragedy, but eventually ends in triumph. Olivia (Palmer) is the daughter of Vi Rose Hill (Latifah) the head of their church choir. Things get interesting when a romance is sparked between Olivia and the grandson of Vi Rose Hill's arch enemy G.G. Sparrow (Dolly Parton). When the time comes for their choir to compete in the Joyful Noise singing competition, the members side with G.G. Sparrow and her grandson's suggestion to modernize their performance.

With so much lined up in 2012 including voice over work in Ice Age: Continental Drift, a modern Cinderella-esque tale titled Rags and a supporting role in the film Virgin Mary it is hard to understand how the rising star stays so humble and headstrong. Virgin Mary is being described as something the actress has never done before, tackling topics to separate the pre-teen from the woman.

Her self-titled sophomore album is expected to be available this summer. In a recent interview for Vibe Vixen in which Palmer graced the cover of, she stated "I don't want to be typecast, but I don't want to do things that I look back on and say, 'Well, why did I do that?"

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