“Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?” He’s cooking up a hot new film with Australia’s pocket pop queen Kylie Minogue is what!
The 46 year-old singer previously made a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo in the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge, but her supporting role in the New Line production San Andreas 3D, starring alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Carla Gugino, is set to stretch her acting abilities further. So far, details of Kylie’s character are being kept under wraps.
The film, which follows a fire fighter (Johnson) and his ex-wife (Gugino) who are forced to journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco to rescue their daughter after an earthquake, will be shot on Australia’s Gold Coast. This isn’t the Grammy-winners first experience working on an action film, having previously starred in the 1994 Street Fighter movie alongside Jean Claude Van Damm.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Minogue, who made her acting debut in 1986 on Australian soap Neighbours, will also contribute to the films soundtrack.
In 2013 upon splitting from Terry Blamey, her manager of 25 years, it was suggested that the Melbourne-native was hanging up her microphone to transition into acting, but the rumour transpired to be false after Minogue signed a new management deal with JAY Z’s ROC Nation in the US.
Minogue released the final album of her record deal with Parlophone in May, with reports last week suggesting the singer was leaving the label due to her frustration with the way they handled her latest album Kiss Me Once, which has so far sold significantly less than her previous albums with the label that launched her pop comeback in 2000 with Spinning Around.
Minogue denied the rumours with a tweet to Parlophone reading, “There are still plenty of exciting times ahead”.
Watch the video for Kylie’s latest single, I Was Gonna Cancel below.
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