The irony wasn’t lost on fans when Kim Kardashian signed on to appear in Tyler Perry’s new film Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor in 2011.
Hot on the heels of ending one of Hollywood’s shortest marriages, Kim Kardashian plays social-climber Ava, a preened business woman who loves figure-hugging dresses and lambastes her co-workers for not meeting her standards of style and beauty.
A newly-released trailer for the comedy proves the role isn’t much of a stretch for the star.
Kim Kardashian’s voice narrates the top of the two-and-a-half minute clip.
“We have a billion dollars walking in and out of these offices looking for love.”
The scene opens from a sweeping cityscape to the sprawling offices where Kim Kardashian’s character rips into marriage counselor Judith, played by Jurnee Smollett.
“You have a standard to uphold. That blouse,” she miffs.
“It’s telling it all.”
Not to be undone by her image-obsessed colleague, Judith questions Ava’s cotton candy pink dress – not unlike the ones Kim Kardashian is so often seen pouring herself into on her day-to-day outings.
“What’s wrong with my dress?” she squeaks, eyes glazed, head tilted in confusion.
“Can you breathe?” he adversary asks.
Kim Kardashian’s character narrates the arrival of “the largest social media investor since Zuckerberg,” in reference to billionaire Facebook co-founder Mark.
Robbie Jones stars as Harvey, who seduces Judith, an Ivy League educated relationship expert, into considering leaving her husband to be with him.
When the rush of their affair fades, she soon realizes she’s made a mistake.
Vanessa Williams, Brandy Norwood and Eric West also star in the film, described by Perry as “a bold exploration of the intrigue and perils of infidelity”.
Kim Kardashian, 32, took to her blog on Thursday to share the release of the teaser.
“Temptation Trailer is Here!” she wrote.
“I’m so excited to reveal the trailer for the new Tyler Perry movie I am in called Temptation, which debuted on Yahoo! Movies today!
“This has been an incredible experience for me and I’m so excited for the movie to come out on March 29, 2013.”
Principle photography for the film began in Atlanta, Georgia in October, 2011 – the same month Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Humphries.
Kim Kardashian is still legally married to Kris Humphries, although she has moved on to date longtime friend, Kanye West.
Her divorce attorney told a judge last month Kim wants to move on with her life but is “handcuffed” to her estranged husband because their divorce case is not yet ready for trial.