Jeffrey Dean Morgan - Jeffrey Dean Morgan Not Happy With His Levon Helm Tribute

Watchmen star Jeffrey Dean Morgan hopes fans of The Band don't turn on him when they hear his awful rendition of the late Levon Helm's signature turn The Weight in new movie Peace, Love & Understanding, insisting he begged film director Bruce Beresford to consider an alternative.
The actor croons the song with co-star Catherine Keener and accepts it's a terrible way to remember Helm, who died in April (12).
He tells WENN, "It was horrible. I think we butchered the song. Neither of us are probably the most musical people. We love music, but talent-wise you're looking at the bottom of the talent bowl!
"That was the most nervous I've been doing a scene in a long time. We were both wrecks. Bruce insisted that we do it but I was kind of hoping that somebody would just loop it."
And Morgan admits Helm was on the set in upstate New York while they were filming: "It's sad that we just lost Levon Helm. He was in the studio when we were messing around with the song and I know that (co-star) Jane (Fonda) was hanging out with him."


Contactmusic

Tags: Jeffrey Dean Morgan - The Band - Levon Helm - Bruce Beresford


Editors Recommendations

Could Meg Ryan Re-Launch Career With 'How I Met Your Mother' Spin-off?

Meg Ryan could be headed for a career revival with her latest gig – narrating the...

Could Meg Ryan Re-Launch Career With 'How I Met Your Mother' Spin-off?

It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology

It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one...

It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology

Cameron Diaz Has Felt "Betrayal" When Cheated On In The Past

Cameron Diaz is considered one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood today...

Cameron Diaz Has Felt

Banksy Breaks Silence to Condemn 'Stealing Banksy' Exhibition

After weeks of shadowy new works, Bristolian street artist Banksy has broken his...

Banksy Breaks Silence to Condemn 'Stealing Banksy' Exhibition

'Lost' Collection of Andy Warhol Paintings Found on Amiga Floppy Disks

Art historians have recovered a 'lost' collection of Andy Warhol paintings on 30-year-old Amiga...

'Lost' Collection of Andy Warhol Paintings Found on Amiga Floppy Disks

Most Offensive? Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' or Alison Gold's 'Chinese Food'?

Avril Lavigne has fought back against the critics who have labelled her music video...

Most Offensive? Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' or Alison Gold's 'Chinese Food'?

Joan Rivers Said What? Comedienne's Latest Scandal Gets Ariel Castro Kidnapping Victims Involved

People are once again outraged at something Joan Rivers said – what else is new? The 80-year-old...

Joan Rivers Said What? Comedienne's Latest Scandal Gets Ariel Castro Kidnapping Victims Involved

Lupita Nyong'o Is Crowned People Magazine's Most Beautiful Women

The 31 year-old actress, who was virtually unknown when cast in Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'...

 Lupita Nyong'o Is Crowned People Magazine's Most Beautiful Women

Wow, Mean Girls Could Have Been A Very Different Movie. Casting Changes and Alternate Endings

Amazingly, it's been a decade since the release of Mean Girls, the movie that has become...

Wow, Mean Girls Could Have Been A Very Different Movie. Casting Changes and Alternate Endings


More recommendations

Comments

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All