It looks like Draya Michele is ready to take her talents back to the big screen, and she is looking to take on a lead role. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, she uploaded a photo to her Instagram Story of Lisa Raye McCoy, Charlie Murphy, Ice Cube, Alex Thomas, and Samuel Monroe Jr. taking a picture for the iconic movie that they all star in, “The Players Club.”
On the photo, she wrote, “This could be me in a reboot but y’all playing.”
She also posted two more photos, one of LisaRaye in character and dancing as Diana “Diamond” Armstrong, and another post with a picture of Michele doing the exact same pose as McCoy in what appears to be a Halloween or costume-party outfit that matches McCoy’s outfit in the movie. On McCoy’s photo, she wrote, “Then,” and on hers she wrote, “Now.”
Fans were not a fan of the idea of Michele playing McCoy’s role in a reimagined film. In the comments section fans wrote, “There’s only one diamond sis” and “No.”
One person wrote, “That’s what P-Valley is for girl🤦🏿♀️,” referring to the Starz show that focuses on the lives of exotic dancers in Chucalissa, Mississippi.
Like many people typically say when someone mentions a classic movie being remade, another person said, “Every movie does not need to be remade 😂.”
The 36-year-old reality TV star saw what people wrote in the comments and decided to respond. She said, “Whew. My cousin said I could request to play myself in a movie and y’all would still say no. The hate be real but it’s def motivating. ❤️” She added, “Also. These shady posts sometimes stop people from opportunities.. but hey. Do y’all.”
Michele has starred in a few movies before. She’s had a role in movies like “Will to Love,” “We Belong Together,” “True to the Game,” and a few more.