Stuart townsend and aaliyah relationship to gladys

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stuart townsend and aaliyah relationship to gladys

At that time she took part in Gladys Knight's performances in Las Vegas. * In SCANDAL - (we don't know if it's truth or not) Aaliyah and got married - they said that it was a rumor. * In Lestat de Lioncourt - Stuart Townsend. Aaliyah began her career at 11, singing backup for Gladys Knight in Las Vegas. Lestat is played by Stuart Townsend, who takes over the role. Queen of the Damned is a Australian-American horror film, and a loose adaptation of the third novel of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series, The.

I'm not too surprised.

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I think any respectable script writer would be crazy to tackle that novel without having fully developed the background story of Lestat. Anyway, that is where it is.

stuart townsend and aaliyah relationship to gladys

Another Australian, Michael Rymerwas confirmed to direct. Rymer suggested the film be shot in his home city of Melbournewhich would save considerably on production costs. Jenna Dewan and Foxy Brown were rumored to have been considered for the role of Akasha in addition to Aaliyah.

The search for an actor to play Lestat took much longer—the idea of Tom Cruise reprising the role was considered but dismissed—although front runners included Wes BentleyJosh Hartnett and Heath Ledger. Production[ edit ] With a large cast of international and Australian actors, Queen of the Damned began principal photography on October 2, and ended on December 17,in a former biscuit factory, converted into a studio in the Melbourne suburb of St.

Location filming took place around the city of Melbourne, although some filming was done in Los Angeles.

stuart townsend and aaliyah relationship to gladys

For the scenes of Lestat's concert in Death Valleyover goths were recruited from Melbourne nightclubs and on the internet, then driven on a fleet of buses to a quarry in Werribee to act as extras. Queen of the Damned soundtrack The songs for Lestat's band were written and performed by Jonathan Davisof the Nu-Metal band Kornand Richard Gibbsalthough Davis's contractual commitments to Sony BMG meant that his vocals could not appear on the soundtrack album.

Instead, the vocals were re-recorded by other musicians for the soundtrack release: During the end credits "Not Meant For Me" is played. It is Jonathan Davis' version although the credits credit it as the Wayne Static version from the album.

stuart townsend and aaliyah relationship to gladys

Then she adds, "I was very shy about it. Once you've sucked blood out of an actor's chest, it's too late to go back to shy. Vocalists who came of age watching Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard see film roles as essential elements of divadom.

As for Aaliyah, she has been signed to play a character named Zee in the two upcoming sequels to The Matrix.

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She is still waiting on plot details in the top-secret productions but says she hopes to get in on the action: She performed on Star Search when she was 11 and failed to win. Closely supported by family her mom is her managershe released her first album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, when she was just 15 but was rocked by scandal when reports surfaced that she had secretly married R.

Remembering Aaliyah On The 12th Anniversary Of Her Death

Kelly, the producer of her debut, who was 10 years older. Kelly and Aaliyah have since parted ways. The year old singer who tragically died in a plane crash last year, shortly after completing principal photography on Queen of the Damned. She was a really special person and, I mean amazing on set.

We'd walk around and she created this fantastic character, but it was always a sense of fun, like the shoot was fun, and most shoots aren't, and with her, she's very serious about work but off set or in between takes, she was always a lot of fun.

stuart townsend and aaliyah relationship to gladys

It was a very small village I grew up in and we were fed American culture. I mean, Australia's interesting because it's sort of wedged in between English and American culture and so was Ireland. A lot of people understood the cultural references and I felt more connected to Aussies than anywhere. He made his professional stage debut in John Crowley's True Lines. Portraying a seductive young man who steals away a bride from her groom on their wedding day, Townsend was afforded the opportunity to work with the legendary Richard Harris.

stuart townsend and aaliyah relationship to gladys

His exposure in the film led to his first starring role, in Shooting Fisha successful comedy which cast him as a sweet-natured con man. That same year, Townsend had a supporting role in Carine Adler's acclaimed drama Under the Skin, engaging in emotional dysfunction and phone sex with the film's heroine.