Wednesday 20 September 2017

Marsden dreams of album recording

James Marsden stars in The Best Of Me (Entertainment One)
James Marsden stars in The Best Of Me (Entertainment One)

James Marsden has revealed he would like to release an album.

The 41-year-old actor, who previously starred in musical movies Enchanted and Hairspray, is hoping to record a full-length record. He would follow in the footsteps of actors such as Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Laurie, Steven Seagal and Robert Downey Jr.

"I would love to explore doing an album," he said. "I don't know what kind of music I would do. I would have to start thinking about all of that.

"But it is something I have explored a little bit. Most recently, this last year I have been meeting with some songwriters and there has been some interest from some record labels. Better late than never."

James, who stars in the big-screen adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' romantic novel The Best Of Me, also said there should be more music-driven films.

"I wish there were more musicals. It was one of the most fun experiences of my life doing Enchanted and doing Hairspray," he recalled.

"It was just such a rewarding and fun life experience. Those kinds of films bring so much joy to people and the actors involved. You know, you have a talent and you don't want it to just sit there."

It is the actor's second role in a Nicholas Sparks adaptation, following his stint in The Notebook alongside Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. And he admitted he shed tears at the film's premiere.

"It got me. I was at the premiere and they were handing out tissue packages. I thought that was presumptuous. Not for me. I didn't think I was going to cry, but for the rest of the audience," he said. "I remember going to the men's bathroom afterwards and there were grown men splashing water on their faces to clean up."

:: The Best Of Me is available on Blu-ray and DVD now, courtesy of Entertainment One.

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