Lots of actors have had singing careers. And lots of singers have had acting careers. None of this is new. But what about those people who you have to stop and think, “wait, they released an album, right? Weird.” At some point in the not-so-distant future, Lucy Hale of Pretty Little Liars might be added to this list. But for now, she’s someone who – if you’re a fan of the show or her – you’re aware has a singing career as well as wearing inexplicably ugly outfits on Pretty Little Liars.
Here are some actresses you may have forgotten had singing careers:
I’m not sure we can actually CALL this singing. Legally. (Sorry LiLo) But I’m not gonna pretend I wasn’t into it at the time. Or, at least into the IDEA of Lindsay Lohan SINGING. Because, let’s be real, it’s sort of hilarious. But nowadays I think she gets more remembered for her craziness (and maybe Liz & Dick) and not so much that she, at one point, sang.
Now onto Gossip Girl actress and Adam Brody wife, Leighton Meester. I distinctly remember when this video with Cobra Starship came out (remember, they did that song for Snakes on a Plane?). They even used this song in a season three episode of Gossip Girl which I found hilarious at the time. But until today I forgot she even sang. I don’t hate it.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Not exactly the Leighton Meester of her time but I at different points in my life wanted to look exactly like J Love and Leighton so whatever. Her music videos and performances in said music videos are the stuff dreams (my dreams) are made of. Please also check out this one where she is serving up Marnie on GIRLS level of COMMITMENT to the angst.
Now she’s mostly recognized for Orange is the New Black but I particularly love her in Crossroads where her character is the one with the bright idea to go to L.A. for a singing competition.
Britney obviously takes over THAT dream but in the movie you find yourself thinking, “why would she think she should sing?” Well, it turns out, that’s because Taryn Manning was in a band. Called Boomkat. At that time. Interesting.
And just for good measure, here’s Lucy Hale just in case she becomes like the others: