Singer and actress Christina Milian joins the cast of the FOX production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show as Magenta, the castle’s compliant maid, who, along with her brother, Riff Raff, plots a secret plan to return to their native planet of Transsexual. Broadway and television actress, Annaleigh Ashford (Sylvia, You Can’t Take It With You, Masters of Sex) has been cast as Columbia, the castle’s feisty live-in groupie.
You might remember Christina as the official Social Media Correspondent for The Voice a couple of seasons back. She was also a contestant on Dancing with the Stars season 17. Mark Ballas was her partner.
Previously announced cast members include Laverne Cox (Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Orange is the New Black), Victoria Justice (Janet, Victorious), Ryan McCartan (Brad, Liv & Maddie, Heathers: the Musical), Adam Lambert (Eddie, Glee, American Idol), Reeve Carney (Riff Raff, Penny Dreadful, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Staz Nair (Rocky, Game of Thrones), and Tim Curry, the original Frank-N-Furter, who returns as the show’s Criminologist Narrator.
A reimagining of the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows sweethearts Janet (Justice) and Brad (McCartan), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s (Cox) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad-scientist – with the help of his faithful servants Riff Raff (Carney) and Magenta (Milian) – is holding an annual, Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of “Rocky Horror” (Nair) – a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.