Gainsbourg: ‘I was different as a singer’


By Mayer Nissim,, Sunday, May 23 2010

Charlotte Gainsbourg has said that she enjoys juggling her careers as an actress and a singer.

The daughter of French superstar Serge Gainsbourg recently toured the US as a musician before appearing at Cannes to support her new film The Tree.

Gainsbourg told the press conference for the film: ‘It’s very wonderful to go from one to the other – from singer to actress.

« I don’t know what it was when I was in the US when the concerts were taking place. I was different. It was another moment of life. I hope I get back to that. I’ve got a little bit of apprehension, but there’s no link between the two. »

On having to sing for one scene in her new film, she added: « I had to sing Bach. I found it extremely intimidating. I was very uneasy about it.

« Have you ever tried to sing Bach? I didn’t have the necessary fantasy – I just couldn’t manage. »

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