Singer Pink has branched out into acting. In her debut outing, she shares screen time with Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins and Josh Gad. – AFP
ON most red carpets, Alecia Moore is known as Pink. But at the premiere of Thanks For Sharing last week, the pop star was recognised by her given name, which was printed in big bold letters on movie posters outside the ArcLight Hollywood.
Moore, 34, has her acting debut in the sex addiction comedy, which opened in the United States last Friday. She stars alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Gad and Tim Robbins as a woman who attends Sexaholics Anonymous meetings to help control her desire to sleep with strange men.
The Get The Party Started singer has real-life experience with addiction. Moore lost her childhood best friend in 2010 to a prescription drug overdose, 15 years after she herself suffered a near-fatal overdose.
Portraying a sex addict, however, proved to be a different challenge. While her costar Gad attended meetings in secret, Moore read books on the subject.
“I believe that all addiction comes from the same monster, it just wears different masks,” the Grammy winner said on the carpet.
Even gazing at her name on the film’s poster behind her, Moore insisted she’s “not an actress.” “I’m just here,” she said, shrugging. “My whole thing is be fearless. If something scares you, do it.”
Having just wrapped up a concert tour in Australia, Moore insists she has no further acting plans. She’d rather keep her focus on singing – she was just named Billboard’s Woman of the Year – and raising her two-year-old daughter, Willow. – Los Angeles Times/McClatchy-Tribune Information Services