Rita Wilson in Harper's Bazaar
As featured in Harper's Bazaar, Jan. 13, 2012. Written by Laura Brown
LA DOLCE RITA
With an album on the way, Rita Wilson reveals how she tapped into her musical side. Also read about her dream dinner at Buckingham Palace.
LAURA BROWN: From acting to producing to singing, how did you end up recording an album?
RITA WILSON: I had done Chicago on Broadway in 2006, and when I did that I really reconnected with music. I thought I can't really not do this. The album [titled AM/FM, on Decca Records] is cover songs from the '60s to the '70s. It reminds me of when I was a kid, driving in the car with my parents. Remember the songs you listened to when you were in the backseat and you didn't have control of the radio but your parents did? Back in those days, it was AM only. When I got my driver's license, it shifted to FM and singer-songwriter stuff — rock. The AM songs all had such a beautiful idealized innocence, and as you get into the '70s and the singer-songwriter and the more mature songs of that era, it became more about the disillusionment of that ideal. The reality of human beings' complexities and flaws sort of took over.....Read the rest of the article.