The lovely lady warbler of my dreams is now an actress! I couldn’t wait to see her on the big screen.
Singer Norah Jones took a leap of faith when she agreed to star in Chinese director Wong Kar Wai’s latest movie “My Blueberry Nights.”
“My Blueberry Nights” is the opening picture at the 60th Cannes Film Festival, one of 22 movies in competition for the coveted Palme d’Or.
It was a risk for Wong. He decided to cast Jones without having met her, attracted by her looks and cinematic voice. (Hmm, we have the same taste Mr. Wong!)
Jones is a Grammy-winning artist who at the age of 28 has sold tens of millions of albums. She appears alongside British heartthrob Jude Law in a story of losing and finding love set in New York and across the United States.
Asked why he had chosen blueberry pie for the title of the film, Wong replied: “At the very beginning I decided it was blueberry pie. I asked Norah also what kind of pie you hate the most, and she said blueberry pie, so it’s like a torture.”
OK, Norah, you may throw a blueberry, or whatever pie on my face, and I would still smile that longing smile!