Hip-Hop Fan Abbie Cornish Hoping to Record Album
Abbie Cornish didn't get to sing in the theatrical cut of Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch, but may soon be sharing her musical talents with the world. The Australian actress, who covers the May issue of Esquire UK, told the British mag that she'd like to record an album when her schedule opens up. "I would love to play here in Los Angeles... and record an album," she said. But Cornish won't be just any actress releasing a vanity album; the self-admitted hip-hop fan, who has been DJing since her teen years, has been performing with a crew for years. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the lady rapper known as Dusk!
Cornish, who's performed with the Australian rap crew Blades under the AKA Dusk, can be seen commanding the mic in the below video from 2007. "I got into DJing and making beats when I was about 17," she told Esquire. "I was always fascinated by the four elements of hip-hop; writing, rhyming, breakdancing and graffiti. I'm in a crew now. I love it. It's a huge part of my life."
"I'm always writing lyrics," she said. "I have so many lyrics written on so many stray pieces of paper. Everywhere. I just write about... whatever's on my mind. Whatever's going on." Which begs the question: Why didn't Snyder enlist Cornish to lay down a blazing original track for the soundtrack of Sucker Punch?
· Cornish Eyeing Music Career [Esquire via WENN]