Date: 20th September 2002

Natalie Imbruglia Takes On Hollywood

Natalie Imbruglia is to star alongside Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English (2002), a spy spoof comedy. Filming has just finished and Natalie also wrote the theme tune.

Judging by her enthusiastic response to filming her first movie it looks as if she is keen to pursue a career in film as she told The Sun,
"I love being in Hollywood. Acting is obviously something I did in the past but I want to take it to the next level.

I am enjoying learning again and I want people to know that I'm available for films because I wasn't when I was doing my music.

I wasn't reading scripts and didn't have an agent. I always wanted to do film but when I started to write songs and that was successful I didn't feel ready to tackle two careers.

It takes a lot of energy and focus to be good at one. To have the two is great and to be in a position to do that is really exciting."

The singer, responsible for a number of hit songs, is now in Los Angeles meeting casting agents and having dialect lessons.

Source: Press Release