'Smashed' Star Mary Elizabeth Winstead Muses on Her Burgeoning Music Career (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
With her performance in the new independent drama Smashed drawing accolades from critics nationwide, Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s future as an actress seems full of possibilities. But the star of Death Proof, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and The Thing is flirting with a different career path: pop star.
Although a scene in which the 27-year-old sings The Shirelles’ “Baby It’s You” was cut out of the theatrical version of Death Proof, Winstead teamed up with superproducer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura on a couple of projects, including the highly-anticipated follow-up to Deltron 3030, the debut album from Nakamura’s team-up with rapper Del the Funky Homosapien.
But what does Winstead make of the musical direction her career seems to be headed in?
“It’s mainly for fun,” Winstead tells Celebuzz. “I don’t consider myself a singer, so that takes the pressure off.”
“It’s so low pressure because we’re both doing it for fun,” Winstead tells Celebuzz. “So if it doesn’t turn out good he won’t release it, he basically told me. He’s like, ‘I don’t do anything that’s not good.' But he really does think this is going to be good.”
Winstead demurred on the details of her forthcoming album, but revealed that she hopes to wrap up work on it soon.
“We want to finish it by the end of the year,” she says. “That’s the goal.”
Smashed opens in limited release Friday, October 12. Watch the trailer for the film below.