Funnyman Chris O’Dowd has admitted that he took a “fake it ‘til you make it” approach when it came to his new movie ‘The Sapphires’.
The 33-year-old joke cracker, has been promoting the new film at the London Film Festival and was talking to ITN where he revealed how he managed to get through the musical moments.
“I feel like my soul music singing is fake it ‘til you make it. It doesn’t matter if it’s not all quite in key, as long as it comes from the heart.”
O’Dowd’s new movie tells the story of a 60s music man, who decides to form an Aboriginal girl group, who are then sent to the US troops fighting in the Vietnam War. The film is based on a 2005 play of the same name.
During the filming, O’Dowd managed to learn a thing or two, as he revealed that he learnt to play the piano for his role in the movie.
“That was hard because I was shooting something else while we were doing pre-production. I was learning how to play a piano on an iPad app on airplanes, which doesn’t really have the feel of a big music venue but what are you going to do?”.
‘The Sapphires’ is set for a release in November.
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