One of the many flawed notions in the ludicrous 1996 romantic comedy The Truth About Cats and Dogs (c’mon, dogs can’t roller skate. Not well, anyway) was implying that Uma Thurman could be the beautiful face, but not the beautiful voice. (Heck, there’s an entire Facebook page dedicated to the contrary.)
In fact, Thurman is set to prove that theory wrong once again, as it was announced yesterday that the Oscar-nominated actress has signed on for a multi-episode arc on NBC’s upcoming musical series Smash. While the television casting news is somewhat surprising (though, admittedly, probably not the worst idea for the actress) the idea of Thurman singing isn’t. Thurman, who is set to play a movie star who considers appearing in a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe (perhaps we can expect some renditions of “I Wanna Be Loved by You” or “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”) has already showcased her impressive vocal chops before, most notably as the tempting Ulla in the 2005 adaptation of The Producers. Listen to her rendition of Ulla’s (accent and all) theme “When You Got It, Flaunt It”:
Of course, that’s not the only time Thurman has sung on screen. There was, of course, her memorable sing-along to “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” in Pulp Fiction and she even joined in on “Sweet Caroline” in Beautiful Girls. Watch them both below. (Lest you forget, the Pulp Fiction scene is NSFW.)
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