Fact: Actor James Marsden showed off his singing skills by leading a rendition of Garth Brooks' classic Friends in Low Places during a visit to U.S. disc jockey Ryan Seacrest's morning radio show on Wednesday (08Oct14). The Hairspray star was backed by country music trio Lady Antebellum, who joined in on vocals and guitar.
Fact: Actor James Marsden showed off his singing skills during a radio interview with Los Angeles-based Dj Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday (08Oct14) when he joined country trio Lady Antebellum for a rendition of Garth Brooks' Friends in Low Places. The band has two tracks on the soundtrack of Marsden's new film Best of Me.
Fact: Actors Jack Black and James Marsden showed off their wild sides at Hollywood hot spot Saddle Ranch in Los Angeles on Saturday (14Jun14) by hopping on a mechanical bull for separate rides in front of a cheering crowd. The pair is currently filming comedy D-Train together.
Quote: "I would dig into the right side of my leg. I would pinch myself. You have to do something to create pain." Actor James Marsden had to pinch himself while filming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues so he wouldn't break character and laugh while filming scenes with hilarious co-stars like Will Ferrell and Steve Carell.
Quote: "I just find sex scenes uncomfortable. I've done scenes with women who were topless, and you're hyperaware of not staring at their chests. You're never thinking, 'Wow, this is really exciting!' You just think, 'How can I reassure this actress I'm not a total perv?'" X-Men star James Marsden doesn't like sex scenes.
Quote: "I have a long history of weird relationships onscreen. I once date-raped Mayim Bialik on a very special episode of Blossom." Actor James Marsden has a bad guy Tv past.
Quote: "One day we needed a guy, so I called Leo to play. He said sure. It was just as his career was taking off." X-Men star James Marsden on his basketball court friendship with a young Leonardo DiCaprio.
Quote: "It's a big blow-'em-up movie. There's a lot of fight scenes, which is different for me because I'm usually the prince in Disney movies... I'm being beaten by both of them; I had a couple of fight scenes, one with Denzel and one with Mark and I got the wrong end of the stick in both of them." Enchanted star James Marsden was beaten up by Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington in new action film Two Guns.
Quote: "I would go to sleep listening to the podcasts of his speeches... I had a tough time with 'hemisphere'... I had to deliver some of his speeches, which was pretty cool (but) it's a daunting thing stepping into those shoes." Actor James Marsden on mastering John F. Kennedy's distinctive Boston, Massachusetts accent for new biopic The Butler.
Quote: "There's a big controversial scene in the original and in ours as well that defines the movie... It's a controversial rape scene... There's nothing like a rape (scene) to get people into the theatres." Actor James Marsden on his Straw Dogs remake.
Quote: "I can't really comment on it... (but) I would embrace it. It would be a fun transformation, but I don't really know what's... Nothing's official." Movie star James Marsden on reports he is in talks to play Larry in the stalled Three Stooges film.
Fact: Actor James Marsden donned his trainers to participate in the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon on Sunday (03Oct10) in Venice Beach.
Quote: "I was the second choice to play Daniel Day Lewis' part in THERE WILL BE BLOOD and they said it's because I'm too attractive. I think, by now, I'd have at least five or six Oscars so, yeah, it has definitely hindered me." X-Men star James Marsden jokes about the curse of good looks.
Quote: "I'd take hanging out at home with my wife and kids over a party any day. You can get caught up in a bubble in Hollywood. We lead a normal life - we just hang out, eat dinner. I go to the grocery store." X-Men actor James Marsden insists he's a family man at heart.
Quote: "I'm a bar of soap sort of guy. I'll slap on a bit of moisturiser, but that's about it." ENCHANTED star James Marsden doesn't worry too much about his appearance.
Quote: "Playing a prince was a nice change from the usual action roles I played for years in things like X-Men. I loved it, even the wearing tights part!" Actor James Marsden was drawn to Disney's fantasy movie ENCHANTED because of the dramatic change of genre.
Quote: "Sarah is lovely. I saw her at a bar recently and she was wedged in the back of a booth, but still made the effort to climb out and thank me for the song." ENCHANTED hunk James Marsden was blown away by Sarah Jessica Parker's friendliness at a recent meeting, after the actor was asked to provide the vocals for the Sex And The City star's perfume advertisement.
Quote: "(I have an) obsession with cheerleaders, their hair up in a ponytail. When I was young, I could never have that.... (but) my wife was a cheerleader." ENCHANTED star James Marsden eventually got the girl of his dreams.
Quote: "Hugh Jackman can sing and dance for real and actually Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are all very good singers, so X-Men 4 could be THE MUSICAL." X-MEN star James Marsden hopes to follow his HAIRSPRAY success with another quirky movie musical.
Quote: "When I was in high school, all the girls wanted to be with him and I wanted to be him. I finally get to work with him, and he's a woman, which is cool - but now I don't really want to be him so much." James Marsden on working with cross-dressing John Travolta in movie musical HAIRSPRAY.
Fact: X-Men heroes Hugh Jackman and James Marsden beat the boredom of hours in the make-up trailer on the set of X-MEN: THE LAST STAND by singing duets to the themes of their young kids' favourite TV shows.
Quote: "He has taught me that my wife's cooking really does taste better with ketchup... and that, before him, I was just going through the motions." X-MEN star James Marsden is thrilled to be a dad to son JACK.