Famous actors who are also musicians

Brie Larson's recent acoustic covers unearth her little-known pop star career

Stars Insider

22/06/21 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Actors

Actors often work long hours, and immerse themselves completely in their roles. Many times, this process takes all their energy and there’s not much more an actor can do, other than perform to the best of their ability. While this is the reality for many actors, particularly in-demand Hollywood stars, some of these talented people have found another way of getting their creative juices flowing: through music.

Oscar-winning actress and Marvel star Brie Larson has been sharing acoustic covers on social media over the past year, the latest of which is a rendition of Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘jealousy, jealousy.' The clip showcases Larson's beautiful voice, just like her other covers of songs from stars like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Rosé. But it turns out it's no coincidence that she's a fan of these powerful songstresses, since after all she started off as one!

Before finding fame on-screen, Larson had a full-fledged music career. She was reportedly a burgeoning pop star that performed and wrote her own music and had a record deal. Larson even released her debut album, a pop-punk collection called 'Finally Out of P.E.,' in 2005 when she was just 16, Billboard reports. Though she became disillusioned by the industry soon after, she's kept up with her passion for music. 

Many noted film and television stars have harmonized their on-screen careers with musicality, resulting in varying degrees of success. From talented singers to proficient instrument players, many actors and actresses prove that talent can be transposed into other art forms.

Scroll through this gallery to find out who’s been playing a different tune.

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