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The Cheetah Ladies starring...Solange Knowles?!
It virtually occurred.
Whereas all good Disney Channel Original Movie fans know that the empowering musical movie franchise starred Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams and Sabrina Bryan because the BFFs-turned-pop stars, it might come as a shock to study that Beyoncé's child sister reportedly got here shut to creating a giant splash as Aquanetta "Aqua" Walker.
As Sabrina informed International Business Times in 2018, "The auditions have been lengthy. They auditioned tons of of ladies for the 4 roles…I went to a few extra callbacks, after which the final and ultimate callback, they'd Raven there. She was being introduced on as Galleria. And Adrienne got here in, and I used to be a fan of 3LW…Raven I knew. I had already heard talks about That's So Raven. I had already seen a few of the audition requires it. So, I knew that present was being filmed. So, that wasn't a shock. But in addition, Solange Knowles was there. And she or he was initially booked as Aqua."
As govt producer Debra Martin Chase informed the outlet, a pushed-up launch date for Solange's debut album Solo Star—dropped first in Japan in December 2002 earlier than arriving stateside in January 2003—left her dad and supervisor Mathew Knowles involved in regards to the stress of promo duties on high of filming a film, prompting Solange to tug out of the mission. That call, in fact, paved the way in which for Kiely to hitch her 3LW group mate within the movie. (Do not feel too dangerous for Solange. She'd go on to make her movie debut in 2004's Johnson Household Trip.)
Now, in honor of Raven's 36th birthday on Dec. 10, we thought we would check out what the precise forged has been as much as since they roared their approach into the DCOM corridor of fame.
The Cheetah Ladies is accessible to stream on Disney+.
(This story was initially revealed on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 12 a.m. PT.)