Cameron Diaz is a former model turned A-list Hollywood Actress. We all know that Diaz has excellent acting skills – but can Cameron Diaz sing?
Well, the answer is that Cameron Diaz can sing when she needs to, which is often the case when she is acting. She has not trained as a singer and does not describe herself as a good singer. In fact, she has admitted to being nervous about singing in some movies.
To find out more about Cameron Diaz’s experiences with singing, read on.
Singing in Movies
Cameron Diaz is known the world over for her acting talents, and sometimes her movies involve some singing. There are movies where her voice has been deliberately bad, most notably the karaoke scene in My Best Friend’s Wedding. In fact, Diaz described this as being more true to her real voice than other roles that have involved singing.
Another movie in which Diaz’s ‘karaoke’ voice was shown off was The Holiday. In this movie, she sang along to Mr. Brightside by The Killers. It was a fun and amusing scene, where Diaz really appeared to be enjoying herself and letting loose.
However, she really pulled off an impressive performance when singing in the remake of Annie. Diaz has openly admitted that she was very nervous about singing on-screen but that she was surrounded by the best coaches and teachers to help her.
She has said in interviews that she was terrified at the thought of singing in the movie, and it even reduced her to tears. However, she said that she was able to give a solid singing performance thanks to the professionals that helped her. Diaz said that she was very grateful for all the support and training she received for the movie, and this undoubtedly helped to tackle the nerves.
We also saw Diaz singing in her very first movie role in The Mask – or, at least, she appeared to be singing. However, the voice was actually dubbed by singer Susan Boyd, who went on to provide vocals for many other movies.
What She Says About Her Singing
In interviews, Diaz has admitted that her singing has largely been limited to karaoke. However, she was able to gain confidence and improve her singing voice after receiving professional coaching for the Annie remake.
Diaz has said that singing is part of acting – whether it is singing well or singing really badly. She said that you have to be okay at singing in order to put on a bad singing voice like she did in My Best Friend’s Wedding and The Holiday.
In an interview with Lara Spencer, Diaz said that she acted like a bad singer in some movies, but she acted like a good singer in Annie. She told Spencer that her real voice was probably somewhere in between.
Does She Enjoy Singing?
There is little doubt that, although it sometimes makes her nervous, singing is something that Diaz enjoys. Of course, her main career is as an actress, and it is unlikely that she is going to launch a pop career any time soon! However, in her profession as an actress, singing is something that is sometimes necessary, and Diaz embraces that.
Diaz has never been afraid to admit that she has experienced nerves about singing on-screen. However, these nerves are by no means an indication that she does not enjoy singing. As an actress, she knows that singing is not her calling in life. However, she also knows that it is part and parcel of acting. She, therefore, embraces this and has fun with it despite the initial nerves.
So, in conclusion, Cameron Diaz is certainly not an outstanding singer, but she can turn her hand (or voice) to singing when necessary. It is very unlikely we will ever see her topping the charts, but we could see her flexing her vocal cords for movies in the future.