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Diva scores well with movies

Oscar-nominated singer Lisbeth Scott talks of films she’s sung for.

music Updated: Mar 12, 2010 02:28 IST
Nikhil Taneja

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Munich


When I first met director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams, they asked me to sing melodies, which John played on the piano. I did the best I could but John fell quiet after that. I was worried, thinking I had done something wrong but then realised he was crying! He said that he didn’t know I could sing like that. And then I started crying! (Laughs) It was pretty silly.



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It was a wonderful challenge working with director James Cameron and composer James Horner for

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, because I did a lot of things outside of my comfort zone. James once asked me to sing a song in a very happy and loud tone. I had never done that before, so as I finished, I started laughing. And then, everyone in the studio also started laughing hysterically! It was a lot of fun.



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Passion of the Christ

Director Mel Gibson and composer John Debney asked me to sing in Aramaic (language). Since I knew it, Mel asked me to teach the choir. He stood by me, and later said it was good. It felt great!