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Bubbly Or Flat? Scarlett Johansson Sings In The New Moët & Chandon Champagne Commercial

Submitted by on September 10, 2011 – 2:56 amNo Comment

Does listening to Scarlett Johansson sing make you want to drink? The makers behind Moët & Chandon Champagne hope so…but in a good way.

The 26-year-old actress channeled Brigitte Bardot in a remake of French singer/songwriter Serge Gainsbourg‘s 1968 hit, “Bonnie & Clyde” for Moët’s latest commercial. Serge wrote “Bonnie & Clyde” in 1967, based on a poem written by Bonnie Parker a few weeks before she and her lover Clyde Barrow were shot by police on May 23, 1934. The song debuted a year after Arthur Penn ignited a Bonnie & Clyde craze with his film of the same name starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.

Scarlett teamed up with Serge’s son, Lulu Gainsbourg, for the song which will appear on his upcoming tribute album to his late father, From Gainsbourg to Lulu. Lulu sings/talks his father’s part in French while ScarJo sings/talks Brigitte’s lyrics in English.

As the first and only celebrity ambassador of Moët since 2009, Scarlett has been thrilled since day one to pop bottles of champagne. “I am honored to have been chosen as their ambassador and to make history with the brand, as the first celebrity face of champagne,” The Avengers star said. “Moët and the movies both tell compelling stories and share authentic emotions with the world.”

Moët has also poured the love for the celebrity face of their brand. “Scarlett Johansson was the obvious choice as our ambassador because she, like Moët, has a magical story to tell and makes people dream”, said Frédéric Cumenal, President of Moët & Chandon. “She is a true icon of celebration—refreshingly spontaneous, generous, glamorous and she lives life to the fullest both on-screen and off.”

She may be an icon but can Scarlett sing or should she keep her day job? This isn’t the first time the curvaceous sex symbol has forayed into the musical realm. She teamed up with Peter Yorn for the 2009 Break Up LP and released Anywhere I Lay My Head, an album of Tom Waits covers, in 2008.

Listen to Scarlett and Lulu’s version of “Bonnie & Clyde” and the original 60s version below. Which song deserves a toast and which version just falls flat?

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