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Sunday 1 February 2015

O'Dowd: I can't sing in musical

Chris O'Dowd didn't have to sing well for his musical film
Chris O'Dowd didn't have to sing well for his musical film

Chris O'Dowd has confessed he can't sing, despite starring in a new musical.

Th IT Crowd star filmed The Sapphires in Australia earlier this year, about a man who discovers four talented Aboriginal sisters and turns them into a singing group to tour Vietnam war bases in 1968.

Chris revealed: "It's a lot of fun. I do a lot of piano playing and a little bit of singing."

He confessed: "I'm a pretty terrible singer but it didn't matter so much. I play more of the manager and piano player, and what I sing, is not supposed to be good, which has worked out great."

The Bridesmaids star revealed he had a great time shooting the movie out on location in the Australian bush.

Chris said: "I was in Australia for two months shooting and then a couple of weeks in Saigon and I really had a lovely time. Because a lot of it is set in the bush, we got to get out of the cities.

"It was just me and a bunch of Aboriginal people, the director and writer and the rest of the cast. It was a world I didn't know that much about, but man, it was so fun!"

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