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11 June 2021, 16:10
Little Mix may be one of the most successful girl bands in the world, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t got solo passions – and we’re taking a look at Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s seriously impressive CV.
This includes working with brands, presenting TV shows and even movie roles.
Yep- you read that right, Leigh-Anne is starring in upcoming Christmas film, Boxing Day.
They said: "It’s beautiful that we’re still a group, but we want to help push each other to do our own thing, too. It’s like a new dawn of Little Mix."
Leigh-Anne is certainly making the most of this freedom and as 2021 is set to be a huge year for Little Mix as a band and as individual artists, let's take a look at what she has in store for us.
There truly is no rest for the wicked as its reported Leigh-Anne is in talks to front a new BBC Three TV show that would see hairdressers battle it out to be crowned the best hairstylist.
Any fan of the band knows Leigh-Anne is one of the best known pop stars for her enviable and ever-changing hairstyles she switches up all the time so we can't think of a better person to be involved with the project!
Although it is still in early stages of talks, so don't expect to be seeing it soon!
As well as planning a wedding Leigh-Anne has a huge amount of projects in the works – seriously she’s got one hell of a CV – including her own TV documentary, a production company and partnerships with some massive names.
Here’s everything Leigh-Anne is working on, on the side of being 1/3 of the sensational group that is Little Mix…
Leigh-Anne is set to make her big screen debut in comedy film Boxing Day alongside Aja Naomi King and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
It is thought that Leigh-Anne will play the role of a character named Georgia, according to IMDb, and the film will reportedly have an all-black cast in a story based on Aml Ameen's life, following Melvin, a British author returning from America for Christmas, to introduce his fiancée to his family.
It's also been announced that Boxing Day will be featured at this year's Cannes Film Festival as part of the Great8, which is the annual showcase of UK films from emerging directors!
Leigh-Anne and the Little Mix ladies proved they’re TV host naturals when they fronted their talent show The Search and it seems the gig had Leigh falling in love with TV production.
According to the tabloids she’s set up a production company, Pinnock Productions, to bring “fresh and innovative ideas that embrace diversity and cultures that should have their place on screen.”
Leigh-Anne had in fact been working on her presenting skills before The Search launched, filming a documentary for BBC Three called Colourism and Race, which she began filming in the wake of the protests against George Floyd’s death.
Opening up about why she decided to make it, she said: "Conversations surrounding racism and colourism are something I constantly have with my boyfriend and family.
"Systemic racism is complex; through making this documentary I want to learn how I can best lend my voice to the debate so that the young people who look up to me won't have to face what me and my generation have had to."
Most recently, Leigh-Anne joined up with ASOS for an edit of some of her favourite clothing items, but that’s not the first time she’s taken on a solo business partnership.
In 2019 she became the face of Umbro for their SS range.
In 2019 Leigh-Anne and her best friend created In A Seashell, a swimwear brand with body positivity at the heart of it.
Ever the businesswoman powerhouse, Leigh-Anne told Glamour: “I funded it myself as I wanted complete control. I didn’t want to do it for a brand, I wanted to do my own thing, that was really important.”
Leigh-Anne said the move made seriously impressed at her business skills, and so are we!