Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Latest Celebrity News

 

Keira Knightley Hits New Notes in Her Latest Role

While co-star Adam Levine acts

Apr 30 2014, 4:17pm CDT | by

1 Updates
Keira Knightley Goes to New Notes in Her Latest Roll
Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Keira Knightley Hits New Notes in Her Latest Role

Keira Knightley gets to sing in her new movie "Begin Again."

For Knightley, an A-list actress, it was the first time she had to sing so extensively in a film. For Levine, the Maroon 5 frontman, it was his first time acting. Fortunately, the pair could sympathize with each other when it came to stepping outside of their comfort zones.

“I kept telling her she was great and she wouldn’t believe me, and she told me that I wasn’t bad at acting either but I didn’t believe her, so it was perfect,” Levine told The Associated Press at the film’s premiere Saturday on the last day of the Tribeca Film Festival.

Though Knightley sang briefly in the 2008 film “Edge of Reason,” she had to do far more singing as her character Gretta in “Begin Again.” But because Gretta is more of a songwriter than a performer, Knightley said she could get away with not having the perfect voice.

She said that director John Carney “wasn’t looking for a voice that was going to carry a musical, and I know I don’t have that, but I think you can kind of get away with a lot more in folk music.”She added, “We were kind of going for a talky-songy type vibe that we thought might be quite cool for her, and getting away from anything that was trying to pretend to be perfect.”

Casting Gretta’s boyfriend and musical collaborator, Dave, who leaves her heartbroken when he becomes famous overnight, required not only a great voice but star-like charisma. Enter Levine, who is also a coach on “The Voice reports ABC News .”

 

iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/4" rel="author">Susan McGlaun</a>
Susan is the editor of the shopping guide on I4U News. She is finding for our readers the best deals and the most interesting products to buy. She lives for finding a great deal that can save our readers serious money. For every season Susan is reporting about the best gift ideas including Back-to-School and of course the Holidays.
Susan can be contacted directly at susan@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Cortana Leaves Siri Behind in New Windows 8.1 Phone Ad
Cortana Leaves Siri Behind in New Windows 8.1 Phone Ad
Siri vs. Cortana - Happy Anniversary is the title of the new ad that Micorosft launched recently for its latest Windows 8.1 operating system for mobile devices.
 
 
Candace Cameron Bure poses in a Bathing Suit
Candace Cameron Bure poses in a Bathing Suit
She used to appear in the 80s series Full House. Candace Cameron Bure posed recently in a two-piece bathing suit on the beach.
 
 
The ASUS X551MAV-EB01-B Laptop is a Great Back to School Laptop
The ASUS X551MAV-EB01-B Laptop is a Great Back to School Laptop
ASUS X551MAV-EB01-B Laptop is available at Amazon for $249.00. Featuring a full-sized 15.6 inch HD display and the latest Intel dual core processor, the ASUS X551MA is the perfect everyday notebook with the performance...
 
 
Kristen Stewart Kiss cost Rupert Sanders a lot
Kristen Stewart Kiss cost Rupert Sanders a lot
A kiss and embrace with Kristen Stewart cost a cheating director more than he had bargained for. His wife, the model Liberty Ross, got away with much of his property and money.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind


Read more about The Geek Mind.