Crooner Harry Connick Jr. wants to record an album with Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank, among other Hollywood stars, for a collection he plans to so cleverly title “The Act of Song.” Get it? Act? Song?
This brilliance originated with “Dolphin Tale.” Don’t remember it? No worries, it’s not terribly relevant to the revelation. Apparently, Freeman sang a little ditty for the family film, and Connick Jr. was so impressed that he decided to make a whole album out of it.
He tells CNN, Freeman "can sing... If you break down some of the real simple elements of a voice, like the tone, he's got a very nice tone to his voice... He's a great guy ... And he's got like a nice vibrato when he sings.”
"I had an idea to do a CD. And I'm thinking about calling it The Act of Song, and getting Academy Award-winners who aren't known as singers to sing. Maybe [Freeman] could write lyrics, I could write music or we could sing a standard or do something.”
“And I asked some of my friends, like Hilary Swank and Renee Zellweger if they'd be interested in doing it. Because I just think people would love to hear those great minds interpret lyrics ... I'd like to do it."
It’s bad enough that actors think that they can direct movies (we’re looking at you Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler), but now we’ve got to be subjected to their attempts at song? Unless Connick Jr. is planning a tribute to William Shatner’s inspired musicality, we’re not interested.
Don't believe us? Compare the two videos below and see if the talent matches up for yourself.
J-Connection: Harry Connick Jr. is a cross between a good Jewish boy (through his mother) and a jazzy New Orleans kid.