Tom Cruise on finding his “rock voice” for film role in Rock of Ages

07:55 11 June 2012

Tom Cruise meets fans at the European premiere of

Tom Cruise meets fans at the European premiere of 'Rock of Ages', PIC: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Tom Cruise has insisted learning to sing for musical Rock of Ages was just like working out for an action movie - just using a different set of muscles.

The Mission: Impossible star attended the premiere of the new film, directed by Hairspray’s Adam Shankman, in London’s Leicester Square, where fans flocked to meet him on the sparkling carpet shaped like a giant electric guitar.

Speaking at the European premiére of the film at the Odeon in Leicester Square, Cruise said: “I applied the principles of how I learn anything. I started with the vocal coach and he just taught me the same way that preparing for a stunt, I work with the stunt team.

“I’m just learning how to move air through the body, ‘cause really that’s what singing is - developing those muscles.

“So I learned technically how to sing and then I really had to find that rock voice.”

The Top Gun star plays rock singer Stacee Jaxx in the film, based on the stage musical, alongside Russell Brand, Mary J Blige and Paul Giamatti, who also attended the premiere.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

To mark World Wildlife Day, we look at successful initiatives that have turned around the bleak future of these species (with some cute photos too).

Read more

It’s not every day a newspaper editor receives a voicemail from an eight-year-old calling him a “shithole”.

Read more

As the Hogwarts Express opens for business at the Harry Potter Studio Tour, we’ve complied a list of life lessons we learned from the books.

Read more

Promoted content

A look at one of our previous Design Fairs

Chelsea Old Town Hall will be the venue for the renowned Desire Fair from 6-8 March 2015. This stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK is an event not to be missed.

(Not guaranteed)

Mothers Day is fast approaching, so we’ve rounded up some unusual and beautiful gifts for you to dazzle the most important woman in your life come March 15th.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Quizzes

Upton Park (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

West Ham is a unique football club and a day out at the Boleyn Ground can be an unforgettable experience.

Read more
Name the Charlton players from their Wikipedia careers!

Charlton are a club with a rich history and tradition, with academy prospects and club legends stealing the hearts of The Valley crowd.

Read more
Just some funky Instagram photos of London's best borough

Whether your heart belongs in Highbury, you adore Arsenal, or you flirt with Finsbury Park, we’ll test your Islington knowledge with this quiz.

Read more