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