When Emily Browning, the Australian-born fashion model and star of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), auditioned for Sucker Punch, Zack Snyder’s hard-hitting tribute to girl power, the director made her an offer she could have refused. But she didn’t.
“Zack asked me to put myself on tape, singing, which I’d never done before,” says Browning, 22. “I was terrified, of course. But he liked it. I have no idea why, but he thought me capable of carrying a tune on screen.”
Which Pixies album is your favorite? Mine is Doolittle, which I knew back to front in my high school days. It's hard to believe the timeless alt-rock album celebrates its 20th anniversary today, but I'm not complaining because that means Black Francis, also known as Frank Black, the voice behind the Pixies, is in full force supporting his masterpiece.
The Pixies are largely considered one of the most influential bands in indie history. Their long and turbulent ride as a band ended abruptly (although not surprisingly) in 1993 and remained on hiatus until 2004. Celebrating the 20-year anniversary of their iconic release, Doolittle, this weekend, they've decided to play it in its entirety not one, not two, but three straight nights at the equally-beloved venue in Oakland, The Fox.