The musical role - GulfToday

The musical role


Scarlett Johansson

Sarah Taryam, Arts Editor

When famous actors dip their toes into the music industry, or plunge full force in some cases, it can be a little off-putting for fans. This week we are taking a look at some actors who can also call themselves musicians and the actors that maybe, should not.

Scarlett Johansson is renowned for her acting skills and was the world’s highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019. She has won multiple awards and received Oscar nominations. Yet when it comes to her singing career, her audience numbers seem to dwindle. I never even knew that over the last decade she has been involved in several music projects. She does not get the same recognition in the music industry as she does in Hollywood.

Rita Wilson is another one. The wife of Tom Hanks has been acting since the 80s, and apparently began to record country music in the early 2010s. Fans just did not respond to her singing the same way as they did to her acting. She is still dedicated to her music and tries to target younger audiences.

However, sometimes the actor-musician thing does work. Take a look at Jared Leto for example. An accomplished actor, Leto’s music is even better. His music career has been very successful with the band Thirty Seconds to Mars of which he is the lead vocalist and main songwriter. He can command a stage just as well, if not better, than a movie screen.

In other news this week, turn to our Fitness pages to read about how to overcome the most common excuses for not working out. A change in the approach to getting fit is very motivating. Whether you are tired or just don’t seem to find the time to work out, we have got a solution for every excuse.

Related articles