A very long QotD interview - A Stuart Townsend Fan Media Archive
Late singer's brother Rashad to overdub some lines that were difficult to understand. Aaliyah with Stuart Townsend in "Queen of the Damned'': The radiant year-old singer-actress was killed in the crash of a small plane last. Aaliyah's "Queen of the Damned" made waves when it was released in ; here are 10 It was given to Irish actor Stuart Townsend, instead.
When asked if she is still in touch with Kelly, Aaliyah answers only with a firm, frosty no. Her multiplatinum sophomore album, One in a Millionproved she could make music--and sell records--without Kelly's help. Aaliyah's new CD--coming five years after her last one--has been much anticipated.
Remembering Aaliyah On The 12th Anniversary Of Her Death
For young audiences tiring of teeny pop and older listeners turned off by gangsta rap, the new wave of hip-hop-soul singers provides a safe haven: This month hip-hop-soul newcomer Alicia Keys, a protege of Clive Davis, the executive who signed Houston, saw her charming first album, Songs in A Minor, debut on the charts at No.
Aaliyah describes her own sound as "street but sweet"; her tracks typically feature gentle vocals riding on a hard beat. Aaliyah's singing on her latest CD is more assertive than in the past and her melodic lines more distinct.
The best songs--the thumping More Than a Woman and the elegant ballad It's Whatever--display a growing sophistication and emotional depth. One track, Never No More, is about a woman leaving a physically abusive relationship. The key to Aaliyah's charm, however, is mystery.
Aaliyah's Brother Steps In To Finish Her Lines In Vampire Flick - MTV
The young star loves to hint at private quirkiness. She says her apartment in Manhattan is littered with Egyptian objects: At the start of her career, she hid her eyes behind large dark glasses. Later on, she took to wearing her long dark hair swept in front of one eye, like '40s film star Veronica Lake. His latest starring role as that aging vampire Lestat in the Australian-shot Queen of the Damned.
And his romance with the gorgeous Charlize Theron, which became publicly known right here on ShowBizIreland. In a recent conversation with Paul Fischer in LA, the Dublin actor talked about the changes in his life over the past year and the role of Lestat in the movie.
A lot of people ask me, if it's intimidating because Tom Cruise was the star of the original and that kind of thing, but for me, it was just such a different story, it was rock and roll. He loved music and he was creative and he wasn't given a choice.
ShowBiz Ireland - Stuart Townsend Interview: Queen of the Damned, Aaliyah, Charlize Theron
He was just created, then he was left alone and then spends a couple of hundred years hiding in the shadows, wanting to enjoy all these powers and wanting to connect but literally emerging as this solitary bird. He despises that, even though he's monstrous at times but he kind of has to deal with that, along with existence.
Would we want to live forever? Why do we all watch movies? Reality is quite mundane but we have great imaginations such that, you know, there are tons of beautiful things in this world, but I don't think I'd like to be around forever.
The year old singer who tragically died in a plane crash last year, shortly after completing principal photography on Queen of the Damned. She was a really special person and, I mean amazing on set.
Street But Sweet
We'd walk around and she created this fantastic character, but it was always a sense of fun, like the shoot was fun, and most shoots aren't, and with her, she's very serious about work but off set or in between takes, she was always a lot of fun. It was a very small village I grew up in and we were fed American culture.
I mean, Australia's interesting because it's sort of wedged in between English and American culture and so was Ireland.