Tyra Banks has signed on to a new movie role just weeks after quitting her talk show FABLife to focus on her cosmetics company.
The former America’s Next Top Model host left the ABC daytime show, which she created, in late November, saying she wanted to focus on her growing TYRABeauty line.
Tyra has now signed on to reprise her role as Eve, a Barbie doll come to life, in a sequel to The Disney Channel movie Life-Size.
Disney hit: Tyra Banks is set to reprise her role as Eve, a doll brought to life, in a sequel to Life-Size
‘There is no one else that can play Eve but me, thank you very much!’ Tyra told Variety.
‘I’m just joking with you, but yes, I am going to be Eve.’
The original Disney movie came out in 2000 and starred an 11-year-old Lindsay Lohan.
However, Lindsay is not involved in the sequel.
Costars: The 2000 film also starred Lindsay Lohan, as a girl who brought her doll to life by casting a magic spell
‘We have not talked about casting at all so I have no idea who is going to be the young person that will be the owner of Eve. We haven’t gotten to that,’ Tyra said.
The original film centered around a grief-stricken young girl who casts a magic spell in an attempt to bring her mother back to life, but accidentally brings her Barbie doll to life instead.
Tyra quit FABLife just one month after announcing the end of her long-running series America’s Next Top Model.
Moving on: Tyra quit her ABC show FABLife, which she created, two weeks ago, saying she wanted to focus on her makeup line. Above, Tyra with FABLife cohost Chrissy Teigen during a press tour on August 4
Entertainment Tonight reports Banks quit FABLife after producers promised her creative control that never materialized.
But TMZ reported she quit the show ‘in a fit’, after clashing with a producer and growing upset that they wouldn’t promote her makeup line as much as she wanted.
The low-rated daytime show also features model Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley as co-hosts.
Smize! Tyra was spotted out in Beverly Hills on November 16