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Keaton: Rapping in film humiliating

Published 12/11/2010 | 10:05

Diane Keaton plays a TV host in Morning Glory
Diane Keaton plays a TV host in Morning Glory

Diane Keaton says rapping with 50 Cent in her latest movie was a "humiliating" experience.

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In Morning Glory, the Oscar-winning actress plays veteran morning TV show host Colleen Peck, who takes on the silliest assignments to keep herself on the air.

But the 64-year-old actress, director and producer says her rap debut is unlikely to be the start of a new career for her.

She described the experience as: "Humiliating. And you know, I do have a daughter who is 15, and that made it even more humiliating because she thought I was just such an idiot. And she wasn't wrong.

"That's my rap debut and that's the end of me as a rapper. I won't be working with Kanye, or Jay-Z. They have not called. I would like to. I'm available, guys."

Diane also said she enjoyed working with Harrison Ford, who plays her warring fellow host Mike Pomeroy in the film.

She said of the Indiana Jones star: "He is hilarious. I love working with him, are you kidding? He's beautiful! What about that face? That face held up."

Asked if Morning Glory has a serious message about journalism, the actress said: "It's a hard job, that's what I think it has to say.

"Then there's the entertainment factor versus the hard news, and really, that's the only real issue I can see that there's any discussion on: When does it become selling out when it's entertainment? You know my stance as Colleen Peck: Bring on the entertainment, man! Anything but the hard news or anything that makes people think, forget it."

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