Drag Race star Nina West to play Divine in upcoming Weird Al Yankovic biopic

Nina West is ready to painting drag legend Divine in the upcoming movie Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. 

Since Nina’s controversial elimination on Drag Race’s eleventh season, the fan favorite queen has remained booked and busy. 

From her numerous high-profile adverts to her critically acclaimed kids’s album Drag Is Magic, the gifted performer has expertly crafted her personal lane in the leisure sphere. 

Together with her music and drag profession displaying no indicators of slowing down, Nina has shifted her focus to the performing world along with her new function in the upcoming Weird Al Yankovic biopic. 

The film, which stars Daniel Radcliffe because the titular character, has been billed as a “satire of biopics” and can loosely observe the expansive profession of Weird Al. 

In accordance to Leisure Weekly, the beloved performer has been tapped to play legendary drag icon Divine in the brand new movie. 

All through the 70s and 80s, the influential drag performer gained a cult following after starring in quite a few John Waters tasks – together with Pink Flamingos, Feminine Bother, and The Diane Linkletter Story. 

Divine was additionally used as inspiration for one in every of Disney’s most famous villains, Ursula the Sea Witch. 

Whereas it’s unclear how massive Nina’s Divine will play in the upcoming biopic, it’s secure to say that the Drag Race star will ship a hilarious efficiency. 

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Taking to Instagram, Nina expressed her pleasure for the movie, writing: “Things are getting WEIRD! Happy #tiff , y’all! Thank you [“Weird Al” Yankovic] and [Eric Appel].” 

Followers of Nina additionally flocked to social Media to congratulate the Blues Clues star on her new function. 

One fan tweeted: “Wait – WHUT?? Nina West as Divine in “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”?!? This film simply retains getting higher and higher.”

One other fan wrote: “There are so many reasons to be proud of Nina West, this is just one more in an endless list. Just think about what she does for LGBTQIA+ children, all the political agendas she has. She’s so very important for our planet to become a better place.”

Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk additionally celebrated the casting information, writing: “So proud of my sis.” 

This isn’t the primary time that Nina has stepped into Divine’s legendary sneakers. 

Again in 2021, the Miss Congeniality winner joined the nationwide tour solid of Hairspray as Edna Turnblad – which Divine originated in the hit 1988 movie. 

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is ready to premiere on 4 November through The Roku Channel. 

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