In Music, Kate Hudson plays a former addict who must take care of her teenage, autistic half-sister. The musical, directed by the famous singer Sia and which has earned her two Golden Globe nominations (Best Comedy or Musical Film and Best Comedy Actress for Hudson), will be seen only this Friday the 12th at 7.30 pm through the streaming of Teleticket Play.
Sia said she saw you singing on Instagram and that’s why she cast you for the role of Zu.
-Yes, Sia saw me singing on Instagram, and then things went through more traditional casting channels. I got really excited because when someone says that Sia is doing a musical, you think: I don’t need to read it! It is a dream. I have sung my whole life, but I never really followed that path, although I secretly always wanted to be a singer.
What was your first impression of Sia?
-Immediately, I felt like we were old friends. It was fascinating meeting the person behind the performer. He’s down to earth, he lives and breathes art. We were just a giggling table.
What did you know about the history of Music?
-Sia told me about the project, her vision, how long she had been dreaming about this and I just said: I want to do it. She asked: would you shave your head? And I said: Yes, of course!
And did you do it immediately or did you try other looks first?
-We went through a couple of different hairstyles. Sia it is very visual. In Music, he created a fantasy world that is part of the characters. In his mind we are all avatars.
Shaving your head is no small thing …
-People give it a lot of importance, especially when a woman or an actress does it. I understand this because for women, hair is such an important part of image, identity and other things. But, when you choose to be an actor, you do it because you love what you do. I was so excited that there was no fear. My only concern was my youngest son Bing, age 6. I wanted to make sure he participated in the experience, actually I let him shave me a bit. It was fun.
What did you feel when reading the Music script?
-I got very excited. I loved the different themes like the difficulty of finding and feeling love. Feeling love does not always come naturally for people, especially when they have suffered trauma in their life. And sometimes you find love when you don’t expect it. And it can take effort and work.
How would you describe Zu, the character you play?
-Most people, regardless of their circumstances, have times when they feel misunderstood or neglected or unloved or unlovable. Unfortunately, I think it is very common. For me, Zu is a survivor, she finds a way to survive, be it through manipulation, seduction, wit, charm or a false sense of control. That put Zu in a place of addiction and, sometimes, of killing oneself. So, digging into that and creating this character, there was so much that I could understand about what it feels like to have to survive emotionally. Zu finds love later by being pushed into this situation of having to take care of her sister. I love the message that we can change our lives if we want to.
What is Sia like as a director?
-It’s wonderful and loving. He wants everyone to be happy and comfortable. It is also very specific and visual. She is very generous as a director, she listened to my point of view. The set was a family environment. It’s intense, but nothing makes me happier. I’m glad I have projects like this movie and I’m lucky to have opportunities like this. It was an absolute love party.
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