Diane Keaton says she embraced her inner lounge singer for 'And So It Goes'

"I had insane fantasies about me and my singing, but they completely fell apart when I started singing," Keaton told UPI.
By Karen Butler  |  July 10, 2014 at 4:36 PM
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NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton says she loved playing a Connecticut lounge singer in the romantic comedy And So It Goes -- even if her voice isn't as beautiful as Beyonce's.

"I worked on it. It was fun. Of course, I loved doing it," Keaton told UPI during a round-table interview with reporters in New York Tuesday.

"I had insane fantasies about me and my singing, but they completely fell apart when I started singing. You know what I mean? It's sort of like a little, tiny voice and not much there. I wish it had been a big voice. I mean, can you imagine singing great? Can you imagine having a gift like Beyonce's singing? That coming out of your head? What does it feel like? I would love it. So, when I was trying to do the Bonnie Raitt song, I was really having a hard time. I couldn't really do the notes. I couldn't be Bonnie Raitt."

So, what was it like singing in front of music icon Frankie Valli, who has a cameo as a nightclub owner in the movie?

"That was scary," the 68-year-old actress confessed.

"He was, like, playing his part. I think he was thinking about himself. I don't think he was thinking: 'Oh, that Diane! Oh, wow!' He was way back in a corner. He was very nice when I met him. People usually are."

Directed by Rob Reiner and co-starring Michael Douglas, And So It Goes opens in theaters nationwide July 25.

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