Singer Kylie Minogue is grateful she was handpicked for her role in new movie Holy Motors because she's so "terrified" of auditions she usually blows her chance.
The Spinning Around hitmaker rose to stardom as an actress in Australian soap opera Neighbours, but moved into music in the late 1980s - and she was delighted to be offered the chance to star in French filmmaker Leos Carax's dark drama after a mutual friend suggested her for the part.
Minogue tells Britain's Empire magazine, "I'm spoiled now. I didn't audition. I'm so terrified of auditions anyway that I normally blow them.
"Leos knew pretty much nothing about me, except a duet I did with Nick Cave. It was a very human leap of faith he took."