Is the Reese Witherspoon Duet With Michael Buble Cancelled?
Crooner Michael Buble is one of the most successful singers working today. He has won three Grammy Awards and several Juno Awards, and to date has sold over 30 million albums. His single, “Come Fly With Me,” was used in a Starbucks commercial and was one of his best sellers.
Actress Reese Witherspoon, who did all her own singing for her Oscar-winning role in Walk the Line, is known for her strong but sweet style of vocals, which may be why so many were excited when they heard the rumor that the two were teaming up for a duet this Christmas.
The rumors started early this year when it was announced that Reese would be joining Michael on his next album, due for summer of 2013. Michael seems especially thrilled by the prospect of working with America’s sweetheart, being quoted as saying, “By all accounts it would be true. I just really am a big fan, and so myself and my camp, we wanted to do this with her, and we were thrilled that she was excited about it too.”
Unfortunately the rumors about their duet appear to be just that, rumors. The two have now said that the collaboration is not going to happen, although the possibility is not exactly off the table completely. With Michael being such a fan of Reese and with Reese struggling recently in her career, the duet may work out well for both of them. Reese may be able to add something new to Michael’s album and being involved in such a visible project may be what she needs to get herself back in front of audiences.
Her recent films, Water for Elephants and This Means War, both struggled critically and commercially. Reese was also recently named as the third most overpaid actor in Hollywood, meaning that she doesn’t earn the studio much money for the salary she’s paid. This is never a good sign for any actor as studios typically don’t keep backing large paychecks for those who don’t earn back the money they’ve invested.
Sources haven’t revealed why the project has been shelved, but it may be something as simple as Reese being just too busy with her newborn son Tennessee, or it may be overwhelming for her to take on a music project of such importance. Reese said that singing her own songs for Walk the Line was almost terrifying for her, so she may not be ready to appear on an actual album.
Whatever the reason, fans hope that they both pick up the idea for the project again. Both are audience and fan favorites, so it’s only natural that they would perform together!