Evan Rachel Wood wears a lot of faces as her robot manager Dolores in “Westworld.” In real life you can get into any number of vocals as evidenced by Thursday’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
The Westworld star was present to close out the fourth season of the HBO Max show and talk about her upcoming role as Madonna in “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” a biopic about comedian who played Daniel Radcliffe and starred for the first time later this year. . .
Wood was “a little scared” to take on the role of a pop icon because the filmmakers did not contact Madonna before putting her resemblance into the film.
Wood began sharing news of his impersonation in March on Instagram writing, “The secret’s out! I AM VERY HAPPY playing Madonna’s icon on @trokuchannel’s WEIRD: The Story of Al Yankovic and Daniel Radcliffe.
Included in this post was a stand-alone film in which Wood produced a striking resemblance to the “Vogue” artist.
And while he did not tell the character his singing voice, Wood told Fallon that he could have it.
“We had a karaoke wrapping party, and I sang Madonna and the director said, ‘Why didn’t I make you sing in this movie?'” Wood said. “I can sing like Madonna. I have to be able to sing like a lot of different people because I have my own band, Evan + Zane, and we do a lot of different genres and styles. ”
Wood’s singing skills are not surprising as he starred in the 2007 Beatles’ film film “Across the Universe” and lent his mother Anna and Elsa to “Frozen II”.
After Wood boasted of his acting skills, Fallon challenged him to prove it. Supported by Roots, a house band for a very late night program, Wood jumped out of his chair and blinked as he imitated Madonna’s voice in “Material Girl.”
“How? How do you do everything? That was great,” exclaimed Fallon.
Wood responded with excellent versions of Alanis Morissette’s song “You Oughta Know” and Janis Joplin’s song “Piece of My Heart,” which greatly confused Fallon.