Sophie Ellis-Bextor


  1. Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge!, 1999.  “Ah,”:said Courtney Love.  “The one that got away,… which I am still not completely over.”  Particularly after director Baz Luhrmann told her she was “a great representation of tragedy.”  Then again, Baz got what he wanted. – permissions to use Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit in the opening. Love agreed, although rarely allowing movie use of her late husband Kurt Cobain’s music. Nicole’s other rivals for Satine had been Drew Barrymore, Sophie Ellis-Baxter, Courtney Love, Natalie Mendoza, Sharleen Spiten Hilary Swank,  Kate Winslet, Renee Zellweger, and – opposite Heath Ledger – Catherine Zeta-Jones. “They didn’t have to be big singers,”  Baz explained,  “but they had to be able to move you emotionally. Basically, Ewan [McGregor] and Nicole were the best for the job. That’s the bottom line of it.”

  2. Rosamund Pike, Die Another  Day, 2002.

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