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    Coldplay's Oracle speaks on Chris Martin's Hollywood calling

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    July 16, 2009 - submitted by Alyssa, Canada

    Q. Dearest Oracle, At the June 21 show at GM Place I was sitting in the second row holding a sign that said 'Chris, are you havin' a laugh'? Since that reference is from the brilliant show 'Extras', as I was watching a behind the scenes segment where Chris discusses his reason to do the show etc he says that previous to accepting Ricky Gervais' offer, he was offered a role in a movie but turned it down because of his lack of acting ability. ( which, based on the episode, I have to disagree with ). Would you be able to tell me what role that was? And just for fun are there any roles/projects that the band would love to appear in?

    The Oracle replies:

    Chris was joking in both the episode of Extras and the behind the scenes interview. A weird but true fact is that Chris was actually approached to play the lead in a Hollywood major film but he never considered accepting the role. I can't tell you what it was either. So sorry to mysterious but Chris is a singer not an actor. They're up for cameos in spoofs which is why there have been appearances in Extras, Shaun Of The Dead and Bruno.

    July 16, 2009 - submitted by adrian, Australia

    Q. Dear Oracle I got two questions. 1. Has Coldplay ever been a fan of Jeff Buckley? 2. Was it possible that their works were similar to his playing? Thanks

    The Oracle replies:

    Yes they are fans of Jeff's music. He was certainly an influence on their early material over 10 years ago. I guess because of Chris' falsetto and general vocal range he has been compared to Jeff but their music isn't similar at all these days.


    July 16, 2009 - submitted by Nicolle, Australia

    Q. Oracle, Hello from a cold Australia!! (10 degrees this morning) Just a couple of questions about the one and only Harry Potter: Have you seen the new movie? If so, what are your thoughts on the interpretation? I thought they did a wonderful job, despite the changes and the new additions... Do you have a favourite character? If you have kids, have they read it? Also will the band give the books to their kids to read?? (Speaking as a huge fan, I think it would be a crime not to recommend the books to them) Thanks a lot, hope you are enjoying your summer.

    The Oracle replies:

    Oh how I wished I'd recapped where the story had ended before watching The Half-Blood Prince! I did enjoy it but didn't think there was much action. A very long film but it zipped by so I guess I must've liked it. Ron and Professor Snape are my favourite characters but Dobby is my all time fave. I don't have kids and I think it's still a bit too dark for the Coldplay offspring. Even I get cold and scared by the dementors!




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