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Michelle Pfeiffer was stunned by Kenneth Branagh’s song request

Michelle Pfeiffer was convinced actor/director Kenneth Branagh had lost his mind when he asked his Murder On The Orient Express star to sing for the movie.
The filmmaker, who stars as Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot in the murder mystery, invited Pfeiffer to record a song to play over the project’s closing credits, and although the Dangerous Minds actress accepted, she wasn’t sure her vocals would be good enough.
“I thought Ken was crazy to ask me,” she smiled on Britain’s The Graham Norton Show, which aired on Friday (03Nov17). “My vocal cords were so rusted but when they sent me a demo it was so beautiful, I thought I would give it a go. I loved it so much I just didn’t want anyone else to do it.”
In a separate interview with The New York Times, Michelle, who previously sang onscreen in films like The Fabulous Baker Boys and Hairspray, added, “They didn’t give me a lot of time to prepare. I got an email from Ken, and he was like, ‘I have this wacky idea, how would you like to sing this song…?'”
The request caught her a little off guard as the actress doesn’t hold her vocals in high regard.
“I don’t really consider myself a singer. I consider myself an actor who can sing just good enough in movies,” she said. “If I really trained, I could be much better.”
Murder on the Orient Express also stars Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad, Willem Dafoe, and Daisy Ridley, among others, and is based on Christie’s famous novel of the same name.

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