Pete Doherty Taking Dancing Lessons
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:49:44
Our friends at Reuters report that disheveled, formerly drug-addled British rocker Pete Doherty, who is to make his acting debut in Paris this month, said he is taking dance lessons to prepare for his new role.
Doherty, 31, is the former BF of superwaif Kate Moss. He is set to start shooting the movie about 19th century French poet Alfred de Musset on December 27th opposite French actress and musician Charlotte Gainsbourg, daughter of the late celebrity singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. Miss Gainsbourg is as disheveled as Mr. Doherty, so they are a well-matched pair.
"Today I had my first waltz lesson, in preparation for the forthcoming film Confession d'un enfant du siecle," Doherty wrote in a posting on his new blog Albionrooms.com. "My character must display natural grace and poise - as was expected of a young aristocrat and dandy of 1830's (sic) French society," the Babyshambles and former Libertines frontman added.
Doherty also said, "I was going to film the lesson, but it didn't seem appropriate. The teacher was just as I had imagined - straight backed, horsewhip in hand, and a brutal perfectionist. What a day!"
The film will be based on de Musset's autobiographical novel which chronicles his tumultuous love affair with French writer Georges Sand.
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