Fergie to Make Music with Black Eyed Peas, Daniel-Day Lewis

is the latest music star to become a multi-hyphenate, adding "actress" to her list of credentials with a debut role as prostitute Saraghina in the Rob Marshall film Nine, based on the Tony-winning musical. Fergs will join acting heavyweights like Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench and Kate Hudson.

Her Oscar-winning co-star Daniel Day-Lewis may be able to teach Fergie a thing or two about acting, but she'll be able to bring some of her own expertise to set when they perform the saucy song "Be Italian" together.

"She's basically a prostitute on the beach," Fergie told the Associated Press of her bawdy character. "She introduces him to the world of sexuality. It's a very strong song. I'm just thrilled I get to play a character."

Besides singing for the big screen, Fergie is also spending time in the studio working on a new album with the Black Eyed Peas, their first new record since 2005's Monkey Business. "It's a new sound," she says. "We're going into the future. We're not doing the same old thing. We're not trying to copy what's out there on the radio."

Music, movies, fashion—looks like Fergie is trying to give Jennifer Lopez a run for her money in the mogul department!