Zooey not keen on singing in films
Published 16/04/2010 | 14:17
Zooey Deschanel has revealed she isn't comfortable flexing her vocal cords on the big screen.
Outside of films, the (500) Days Of Summer actress is a singer in She And Him, a musical collaboration with producer Matt Ward, but told The Guardian she tries not to blend her love of music with her acting career too often.
She said: "Here's the thing about singing in movies, they call me and say, 'Wouldn't it be great if you sang in the movie?' and I say, 'No, it wouldn't be great because then I have to sing in character,' and then you have a director who's going, 'No no no, she would sing worse than that'... And then everyone thinks that is how you sing - I don't like it."
Zooey - who will perform in London and Minehead on May 7 and 8 respectively with She And Him - has succeeded in doing both on numerous occasions though.
"That certainly hasn't been on purpose on my part," she said.
"Actually I was doing a cabaret act and the director of Elf wanted my character to have a special skill, and he knew that I could sing so he wrote that part in for me.
"But then all of a sudden, everyone kept asking me to sing in movies - and I was like, can we stop it?"