While we’ve all definitely heard Pink’s voice in the movies before – be it on the Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle soundtrack or any number of romcom trailers that feature her hit, “Raise Your Glass” – get ready to see her on the screen soon, too. The pop singer will star in the upcoming sex-addiction comedy Thanks For Sharing, opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, and Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad. “[Pink] could not be a more ideal fit for this role,” notes writer/director Stuart Blumberg (The Kids are All Right), in a release. “She carries with her just the right combination of heart and edginess for the part of Dede, and we’re incredibly excited to share her acting talent with audiences.”
Granted, new-mom Pink has technically been on the big screen before: She had a cameo in the aforementioned Charlie’s Angels sequel and IMDB informs that she appeared in a 2007 horror movie called Catacombs, but the pop singer has never had a featured role in a major movie before this. Pink, who will be going by her real name Alecia Moore for Thanks For Sharing, will play a free-spirited sex addict who bonds with another person struggling with the same issue (played by Gad).
It’s all but expected that pop-stars eventually make the transition from music to movies, but Pink – er, Alecia Moore (that’s going to take some getting used to) – seemed to be holding out. Was she just waiting for the right project? In addition to the impressive cast, Thanks For Sharing will also mark Blumberg’s directorial debut, and Edward Norton is one of the producers. But a sterling cast and crew is no guarantee that she’s cut out for acting? After all, it doesn’t always work out so nicely for musicians-turned-actors. For every Mark Wahlberg, there are several Britney Spears. Then again, the material itself might be what makes this work for Moore. In her music videos, she has always been willing to try on different personas and has never been afraid to poke fun at herself (case in point: “Stupid Girls”), something of a necessity for a randy comedy.
While I like the idea of Pink becoming a movie star (she’s doesn’t take herself too seriously, has attitude to spare), I can also understand the inevitable skepticism that accompanies such news. (If you’ve seen her cameo on How I Met Your Mother, you’ll dread the inevitability of Katy Perry getting a starring role in a film. And no, The Smurfs doesn’t count. For many reasons.)
But what do you think, PopWatchers? Does Pink/Alecia Moore have what it takes to be a movie star? Does Thanks For Sharing sound like a perfect project for her or should she be getting back into the studio instead? Share in the comments section below.
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