Kate Bosworth sings in a new Topshop commercial: budget Michelle Pfeiffer?

Poor Kate Bosworth. She’s a legend in her own mind, obviously, but I wonder what she does when her reality hits her? She barely gets work, she’s trying to make a few other careers happen (to little avail), and now her biggest gig of the year is… singing in a commercial for Topshop, the British clothing chain. Topshop hired Kate for their holiday campaign, and The Bos got her fiancé Michael Polish to direct the commercial. Polish and Bosworth decided to base the commercial on The Fabulous Baker Boys, which is probably one of my favorite Michelle Pfeiffer movies ever. In that film, Pfeiffer’s voice wasn’t the strongest voice you’ll ever hear, but it was throaty and sexy and sultry. So how does The Bos’s voice compare? UGH.

Who told Kate Bosworth that she should sing in public? Granted, she’s not flat-out awful, but it isn’t like “Oh, wow, she’s great!” either. Her voice is too weak and breathy, and she’s aiming for Michelle Pfeiffer’s sultry sex appeal, and it just falls flat. I’m embarrassed for Kate Bosworth.

The Bos told Us Weekly: “Topshop is a cool brand I’ve always worn, so to create this film with them was so much fun. Michael and I got to hang out in London for a couple weeks to work with the whole team there — we even got staff passes! I hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as we did making it.” Um, “to create this film”? Hahaha. It’s a commercial. For real. So cheesy. And there’s a “behind-the-scenes” too!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. KLO says:

    Shes a stick with no sex appeal.


  2. Christina says:

    Does Bosworth wake up every morning wondering how in hell she was ever lucky enough to get to sleep with Alexander Skarsgard?

    Well if she doesn’t, she should. Because she’s so out of his league it’s not even funny.

    • Kathy says:

      She wasn’t out of Alexander’s league…neither of them were or are all that great…Alex is just as one note as she is talent wise, look wise, desperation, etc.

      • visciousbitch says:

        Have u even seen Skars act? He’s a hell of alot more talented than this trash. How is that desperate?? How many pap walks has he done since she went away?

      • Kathy says:

        Yeah I have seen him act, not impressed (like I said 1 note)…He was with Kate for 2 years and he fame******
        right along side her, so yeah desperate …I understand
        his fans devotion to him, but they have to realize he can think for himself, and if it really bothered him he would
        have left her sooner…
        Though it seems he doesn’t do the pap walks as much these days…

    • Isabel says:

      I was a huge Skarsfan until I heard he dated Bosworth. Of course I don’t know her personally, but she comes off as extremely insecure (hence the eating disorder, weird papstalking)bland (I can’t think of any quote of hers that was awesome, smart, funny etc) and pretty dumb. It’s all so blaaaah bleeh meeh and desperate. No depth etc.
      I lost a little Skarslove because of this. Why Skarssss whyyyy? I lost a bit of respect for him because of her. His taste in women is horrible, and to be completely judgmental: he only dated her because she needed someone to help her and he wanted to be the good guy (aka little girl lost) or she was an easy target: desperate enough to hold on and to sleep with on a regular basis, being a people pleaser. Then again, sleep with Kate. Meh. no.
      So far my judgmental comments xD

      @Kathy; eventhough I don’t agree with the talent-part, I do get the 2 year relationshipthing. There must have been something good.. I tbh can’t see it though. He always looked miserable being papped with her and like I said, she comes off as bland and pretty boring. There was no chemistry between them; she was smiling at paps and he looked like he wanted to get shot with a shotgun asap. Also PDA was never shown, only by her, while he looked uninterested. I don’t understand the two year thing either xD

      • cr says:

        I don’t get the relationship either, but it also wasn’t two years,probably only serious January 2010 to April 2011, with possibly one or two breaks thrown in.

  3. Mirella says:

    She should stop trying to make herself happen. It’s embarrassing.

  4. Kiki says:

    Sounds more like whispering to me.

    • Onasan says:

      I agree, you can barely hear her… She’s got no “umph” to her voice…

    • bns says:

      Her Cotton commercial sounded like whispering, too. It’s so embarrassing when people who can’t sing believe that they can.

  5. Julie says:

    I think she’s beautiful but she’s too skinny. If she gained some weight she’d look much better. I think it’s cool that her eyes are 2 different colors.

  6. roxy750 says:

    What’s with the whole no eating thing in Hollywood? Showing your bones makes you popular? Kind of sick. All these famous women have serious eating disorders.

  7. Lexi says:

    She may be a average looking skeleton with no talent, but she slept with alexander skarsgard for 2 years. Iam soooo jealous of her. But also soooo confused, how did she get him?????? He is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

    • Izzy says:

      *sigh* OK, I know there’s a lot of hate for The Bos, and I am also not thrilled that she managed to sleep with my forever-Viking-dong, but I have to say something here in her defense.

      My cousins worked on the set of Big Sur, and have said that of all the celebrities they’ve met (and they’ve been in the business for about 15 years), Kate Bosworth ranks as one of the nicest celebrities AND human beings they’ve ever met. So that might be what my Skarsdong liked about her. I’m just sayin’.

      • Chatcat says:

        I don’t know anything about her but what I read here at CB or the limited other sites I visit …she is a tiny waif like thing but if she is kind and has a big personality many many men find that very attractive over anything else.

      • visciousbitch says:

        Then she screws around and gets dropped like the filth she is

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        “She screws around and gets dropped like the filth she is”?

        What does that even mean? Isn’t she engaged? Who dropped her and why is she filth? Is it because she dated the celebrity dong that you love and have no chance in hell of being with?

        Ohhhh, ok.

      • cr says:

        @Chatcat, if she had a ‘big personality’ I don’t think she’d have the nickname ‘Beige, which covers more than her former favorite color of choice.

      • KC says:

        @Chatcat: From what I’ve read on here and a couple other places she’s incredibly rude. I did read most of those before she filmed Big Sur so maybe she’s gotten over herself and is nicer now. (Or maybe she’s just better at faking it. Who knows.)

      • visciousbitch says:

        E@Original kitten.. I mean she’s trashy… yeah she’s engaged (again ) but look at her past she seems to keep some guy on standby for when current relationship starts going south. She’s never alone… she morphs herself into whoever or whatever she dates… Yeah I really adore Skars he seems to be a very decent nice person that will actually do things for charities he is involved in… not perfect by any means as no one is… at least he’s never blown off a foster kid charity to flash tatas in Mexico… that’s filth

    • GiantGlohearts says:

      I’m surprised she didn’t break any bones underneath him. She seems like she could snap in 2 fairly easily & could you just be with that skeleton for 2 years?

  8. Alexis says:

    She needs to eat something.

  9. Nya says:

    She sang in that Cotton commercial last year and it was just as bad.

    And for a commercial advertising a clothing store, that dress fits her REALLY poorly.

  10. CC says:

    She looks like she’s made of plastic. Weird expression, but I guess her face is frozen from all the “procedures”.

    Oh and LOVE the word “film”. Is she for real? haha

  11. marie says:

    wow, way to insult Michelle.. you know, I would like this woman but she is just too try hard..

  12. Starlight says:

    Love kate Bosworth. Don’t give up you are beautiful. I noticed that there is a trend on who the type of movie stars they are bashing. Very sad. America is losing it’s……….

  13. kdlaf says:

    SHE’S SO BASIC!! Sorry for putting this in all caps but I’m so sick of chicks like this in Hollywood (see: Ashley Greene) who are always on magazines and walking red carpets like they have some amazing talent when they really bring nothing new to Hollywood or the film industry in general!

  14. Jenna says:

    It’s Bosworth. She’s just budget. Period. I don’t know which whispering was worse. This or her Cotton commercial. Oy.

  15. cr says:

    So Topshop wants to start collaborating with Hollywood and they pick someone who’s not had a hit movie in years, and that hit movie (Superman Returns) got her terrible reviews?
    Alrighty then.

    • Nya says:

      But she’s a big deal in the “fashion” world. The type of people who shop at TopShop love her for her “style”

      • cr says:

        Yes, she’s well known in her little circle of fashion.But if they’re trying to expand outside of that, why her? She’s not that well known in HW, other than ‘hey she was that girl in Blue Crush’ and didn’t she date Orlando Bloom/Alexander Skarsgard?’
        Most gossip sites don’t actually cover her anymore, not on a regular basis. And those that do are like here, where most of the attention is negative.

  16. OhDear says:

    I’ll try to be nice here: at least she has good hustle?

    Though did she sing in that movie where she played some famous 50s actress (think it was Sandra Dee)? Speaking of that movie, wonder why Kevin Spacey liked her so much.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      I have to agree, the hustle is strong in this one and frankly, that is exactly why I love her so much. She is endlessly entertaining trying to keep herself relevant and I can never wait for her next “project” because from a bitchy point of view, there is nothing more fun than watching her TRY. Gawd, I miss her and Skarsgard together so so much, their pap-fests were hilarious and dissecting that whole mess made for at least 20 minutes of awesomeness every week.
      I’m easily entertained. And that is why she should sing more. It’s entertaining if only for the LOL-effect.

      That thing will be available on iTunes btw. Left me speechless for a second.

      • Roo says:

        What you said, and yes those pap fests were endlessly entertaining.

      • CC says:

        yea, it’s far duller now… that whole “relashionship” was so ridiculous….lol

      • cr says:

        @CC, her relationship with MP isn’t as obviously entertaining as her prior relationships, but it does provide moments:

        “The pair met while filming the movie Big Sur, based on the novel by Jack Kerouac, and have been inseparable ever since. Will there be more artistic collaborations? “That’s all we ever do. We sit up late into the night creating and planning. We’re going to do a movie together soon which is very intimate – he pushes me as an artist, I have such trust in him and it works.””


        Bless MP, I think he truly loves her and thinks she’s some major fashion player and artistic powerhouse. He even appears to enjoy the famewhoring aspect of her personality.

  17. JMH says:

    Oh no TOPSHOP!! 🙁 That was pretty awful. There were bits where I thought ‘ok…not terri-OMG WTF WAS THAT?’

    And she looks a lot older in those photos!

  18. j.eyre says:

    I give her points for trying – I am sure this was outside her comfort zone. The problem is, if you are going to emulate and iconic anything, you need to knock it out of the park. Michelle on that piano in Baker Boys is burned into the mind of all who saw it. That’s a tall order to fill.

    I do like that white faux-tuxedo dress she is wearing in the stills.

  19. lrm says:

    Budget Michelle Pfeiffer is the perfect way to put it.
    Though, I do think KB is gorgeous and I love her style….too bad she messed with her face too much. It was not needed.
    But, she can dress. Too skinny most of the time, however….

  20. Kristen says:

    Does anybody remember when that hot tan strong surfer chick with an admirable six-pack came out with a (yes, cheesy) movie back in the day?


  21. Skipper says:

    Better than I could do so who cares. What cracks me up is the seriousness that she sings ” we’ll have lots of fun with mr snowman”

    Christmas music is just so silly to me

  22. Roo says:

    She’s just so blank. And yes, the dress doesn’t even fit properly. She claims to have “designed” it.

  23. Sweet Dee says:

    Wow that’s terrible. Not every pretty-faced waif deserves to be famous; if she can’t sing and she can’t act it’s time to go back to school.

  24. amanda says:

    Kate Bosworth is very pretty but she will never have the sex appeal of Michelle Pfeiffer. Everything she does is beige.

  25. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    She barely has any hair left. She should stop starving and/or purging before the malnutrition results in complete baldness. If that’s what it did to her hair, imagine what it’s doing to her bones and organs.

  26. LeslieM says:

    TopShop! I want to check it out. Sofie Kinsella always write about it in she Shopaholic books.

  27. donnadew says:

    I’d tell her not to quit her acting career for singing but she doesn’t HAVE an acting career. Or a future in singing, obviously.

  28. aston martin says:

    Scary when you realize the camera adds at least 10 pounds. On the upside, I loooooove that setting, so cool and upscale, while making me want to play in some snow.

  29. Mary says:

    She is a famewhore but I love her eyes.

  30. Kate says:

    Wow, she really can’t sing, can she? She’s gasping for breath after every line even though she’s so quiet she’s barely audible.

  31. Green is Good says:

    Why is anybody still trying to make Kate happen? Try sitting through her performances in Sea of Love and Superman. Cringetastic.

  32. melior says:

    Ok, people I’m just gonna come out and say it. The Bos bashing on this site is wayyy over the top. I’m not a fan of hers but I guess I just like going for the underdog, especially when – as most times – the underdog is a woman. She’s not with Askars any more so Askars’ devoted fans… you have a green light to move on and storm on whomever he choses to bestow his viking virility on ( last I read from fans not even Theron was good enough for him : rest my case). So, I just like to point a teeny weeny double standard here : if Bos move from one man to the newt she’s needy. When Askars moves from one model to the next actress, he CAN and he’ll be liked for it because he’s ALL THAT. End of rant.

    • Tory says:

      Yeah, you don’t sound like a fan at all.

    • cr says:

      Kate was disliked before Askars and she’s disliked after, so I don’t think it’s all coming from fans of her exes, as much as that gets used as an excuse as to why people don’t like her.
      Maybe she’s not liked because of her, not because of who she’s dated?
      Maybe if she were more likable her seeming need to be in a serious relationship all the time would be seen as a quirk and not an ‘issue’?
      And most comments from this post are about her ‘singing’ and ‘acting’ not her relationships, and it’s on a site called Celebitchy.