Kylie Minogue goes back to the drawing board
Kylie Minogue has said that she has had to stop being what fans really know as Kylie for her new role in movie ‘Holy Motors’ having to revert back to being an actress for the what feels like the first time…again.
Fans will be excited to know that she is be releasing her new anticipated album later this year! However, during her time off the singer has taken on a role in an upcoming French film where she plays an air hostess alongside Eva Mendes and Denis Lavant. How glamorous!
Talking of her return to acting, Kylie told the press: “It’s good to be acting again. It terrifies me in a completely different way and I almost had to unlearn things that I just do naturally, as being ‘Kylie’. So, I think I had extra work to get rid of that and to be believable as this character.”
She went on to say “It was all done live in the scene. I don’t know how many takes we did but it was all done in situ. And I had to find my path to go from speaking to bursting into song, which seems quite odd. And not performing that like I would one of my own songs. My voice was more prepared than the rest of me – that’s what I do. But the first time I heard the song I was welling up. It’s such beautiful song, so I think that aided me.”
Despite her worldwide fame as a singer, as an actress, her most famous role is still as dungaree wearing Charlene in Neighbours, yet ‘Holy Motors’, couldn’t be further from her origins in the soap that used to fill weekday tea time slots.
A surrealist film by Leos Carax, it follows a character played by Denis Lavant, who travels around Paris in his limousine taking on various guises, including one that kidnaps a model played by Eva Mendes.
Minogue plays a character called Eva Grace, who reminisces about romance through a show tune. So far, so confusing, so we’ll leave the appraisal of the movie to the critics, many of whom gave it 5* when it showed at the Cannes Film Festival, and instead focus on Kylie, who looked her usual stunning self in a floor length shimmering black gown. Her famous derierre was of course on display, as Kylie strolled down the red carpet in the figure hugging gown.
Article By Emma Sankey