November 22, 2013 21:25

Actress Kristen Wiig records virtual 'duet' with David Bowie

The version of 'Space Oddity' features in new film 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

Actress Kristen Wiig records virtual 'duet' with David Bowie

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Actress Kristen Wiig has said that she virtually recorded a 'duet' with David Bowie.

The Bridesmaids actress, writer and producer told news.com.au that she recorded a version of Bowie's track 'Space Oddity' for her new film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which opens this December and co-stars Ben Stiller.

She recently discovered that the film's producers approached David Bowie and got permission from him to use his vocals in the new recording. Wiig commented: "I just found that out a couple of weeks ago - I guess they talked to him and it's now a duet on the soundtrack. It's so weird. I have to pinch myself."

She continued: "It was really fun recording that. I can't even describe it, just singing that song. It's David Bowie and I'm such a huge Bowie fan. It was intimidating. I've caught the bug now. I want to go on tour!"

Last month four new Bowie songs were premiered online. 'Atomica', 'The Informer', 'Like A Rocket Man' and 'Born In A UFO' all feature on the three-disc edition of his latest album, 'The Next Day'. 'The Next Day Extra' includes the original 14-track album, a 10-track CD of bonus songs and a DVD featuring the four videos made for the album: 'Where Are We Now?', 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)', 'The Next Day' and 'Valentine's Day'. The new release also contains a James Murphy remix of 'Love Is Lost'.

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