Renée Zellweger completely embodied Judy Garland for her latest movie, voice and all.
On Tuesday, Sam Smith debuted his duet with Zellweger from the biopic “Judy”, which screened earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival.
For the soundtrack, the pair sing the classic “Get Happy”, which is famously associated with Garland, who performed it in her 1950 film “Summer Stock”.
“When I was 17-years-old I did a project on Judy Garland for my Film Studies A-Level. I was immediately immersed into the magic of Judy and her incredibly brave and triumphant story,” Smith said in a statement.
“She has remained as one of the icons of my life. She was one of the bravest humans out there and her vulnerability and honesty in her art still gives me goosebumps like it did the first time. It was truly an honour to sing with Renée. Nobody could have played Judy as well as Renée, and it is a career highlight for me to be singing with her, and in some small way, with Judy. I hope everyone loves the film as much as I did.”
“Judy” hits theatres this Friday, September 27. The soundtrack was also released on Friday and can be streamed below.