It seemed like Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt hit it off in 500 Days of Summer, but they actually knew each other long before filming that movie. According to Zooey, they’ve been friends for almost 12 years now. She says they have a lot of fun together and she hopes “to do a thousand more movies with him because he’s simply the best.” Not only do they enjoy acting together, but they love to sing together too. They recently recorded a video singing “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” Deschanel posted the duet on her website to wish her fans a happy holiday.
Zooey and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are just a few of the many stars that like to sing as much as they like to act. Here are a few other actresses that sing too.
Gwyneth Paltrow sang for her role in the film Country Strong and has since appeared on Glee and performed at the Country Music Awards and the Grammys.
Leighton Meester, who plays Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, signed a recording contract in 2009 and released a few singles soon after. She frequently performs songs she wrote and also sang for her role in Country Strong.