It has arguably been the year of RuPaul. It feels like every year we say we've reached the RuPaul's Drag Race saturation point, and then World of Wonder tops it. This year that meant in addition to Drag Race and All Stars, there were the debut seasons of Canada's Drag Race and Drag Race Holland, as well as Secret Celebrity Drag Race. In addition to that Ru led Netflix's AJ and the Queen. Then there were her multiple magazine covers and features, as well as appearances on game shows like Celebrity Family Feud, Price Is Right, and more. Oh ,and there was her Masterclass and a history-making slot hosting Saturday Night Live. And she's not done yet.
Ru is closing out 2020, as we all know with a massive Old Navy holiday campaign with five commercials. For that gig, she's remixed her track "Hey Sis, It's Christmas" into a few jingles. But she will transition into 2021 with a cover of Cosmopolitan UK where she's revealed details of a few upcoming projects.
The cover story is a conversation with Little Mix's Jade Thirwhall who asked the television show host "what does the future hold for you?"
"We continue to grow Drag Race," Ru responded. "It's my first professional love. I'm so proud of how it's brought so much joy to so many people." As of now in addition to the franchises in Canada, Holland, and the U.K., there's already been an Australian version of the show announced. Sadly, the Thailand version of the show did not return this year but next year is always an option.
"I'm writing songs, a book, developing TV shows and movies ..." Ru continued. "But at the same time, keeping the balance of who I am professionally and who I am on a personal level. And [I'd like to] try to eke out some time in Wyoming for the quietness."
This year that home in Wyoming with his husband Georges LeBar became the topic of ongoing conversation when he seemed to reveal that the couple allowed fracking on their 60,000 acres.
Ru didn't expand on her projects but she's always had many irons in the fire. In addition to the book she's working on, she's the subject of the latest Little People, Big Dreams book, that examines major public figures throughout history. In the past, Elton John, David Bowie, and more have been subjects of the children's series. RuPaul's edition will come out May 4, 2021.
Otherwise, there's no telling what projects Ru was referring to. Back in 2017 RuPaul and J. J. Abrams, the producer behind the recent Star Wars films, announced they were working together on a dramatic comedy called Queen slated for Hulu. That project was set to dramatize Ru's own initial rise to fame back in the 1980s. He's also doing voice work for the recently-announced animated movie Hitpig alongside Hannah Gadsby and Lily Singh. It is expected out in early 2022.