Friday, May 9, 2008

Actress-Turned-Singer Needs Alone Time

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – There’s nothing like silence to inspire words for actress-turned-singer Rebecca Pidgeon.

Pidgeon – best known for The Winslow Boy and Shopgirl – has just released her album, Behind The Velvet Curtain, and says the only way she can come up with music and lyrics to her songs is by being alone, in total silence.

She explains, “I have to make time for myself to go into a quiet room alone, and just think. I can’t have any music on, just silence.”

Once in a while, inspiration strikes Pidgeon in the middle of the night, and she jumps out of bed to write down her thoughts, much to her slumbering husband’s [screenwriter and film director David Mamet] dismay.

She says, “Lucky for him that doesn’t happen too often.”

For her latest album, Pidgeon was so inspired that a few of her songs wound up making it into her hubby’s new film, Redbelt, in which she also stars.

The film is about the world of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and Pidgeon’s Brazilian-influenced music was a perfect fit.

Redbelt hits theaters today (May 9).

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