Christina Aguilera says she's reading scripts in search of the right role to launch an acting career. "I am looking forward to moving into another form of what I feel is another creative outlet for me

Christina Aguilera says she's reading scripts in search of the right role to launch an acting career.

"I am looking forward to moving into another form of what I feel is another creative outlet for me and that would be acting," the 26-year-old singer told reporters today (June 25) in Shanghai, where she was to hold her first mainland China concert.

Aguilera said she was taking her time reading and understanding the film industry. "It is something that, when I attempt to do it, I want to do it right so it's important for me that I do choose the right first role for myself," said Aguilera, who will perform tomorrow at the Shanghai Grand Stage, host to earlier performances by the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and the Black Eyed Peas.

Her sexy act apparently didn't faze China's cultural officials, who told the Rolling Stones not to sing some of their racier hits and canceled a performance by Jay-Z after deeming the rapper's lyrics "vulgar."

Aguilera said she was already moving on from the retro sounds and imagery of her double-disc album "Back to Basics" and is gathering inspiration for her next project, which she promised would be "completely different from this one."

Aguilera offered no hints what that new style would be, but did make one promise: It will be a single album. "We're going to keep it short and sweet," she said.


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