Ever since the release of her record-breaking single Hello, there has been chitter chatter about Adele’s acting in the clip.
Now it seems the biggest name in the world has been roped in to star in her Hello director’s next film.
Adele is ‘in talks’ with Canadian director Xavier Dolan about his upcoming project The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.
The singer already has a taste of the film business, winning an oscar for her song ‘Skyfall’ for the 007 film of the same name.
Watch Adele’s performance of Skyfall at the Academy Awards below. Post continues after video.
We don’t really care whether she sings, acts, dances or just has a quiet drink with us at our local, we’ll take Adele however we can get her.
I think it’s safe to say we’ve all had our Adele ‘moment’.
Whether it be that time you drove around the block again to finish listening to (and belting out your own rendition) of ‘Rolling in the Deep’, those lazy Sundays you spent in your favourite chair with ‘Chasing Pavements’ playing in the background or the first time you ever listened to ‘Someone Like You’, knowing you’d just stumbled across something special and it was the perfect song for someone like you.
There’s something about Adele Adkins that can make a grown man stop and listen. Not only does the 27-year-old mum of one have a once-in-a-generation voice, but everyone can relate to her, which is a quality almost unheard of in celeb land.
It’s rare that an artist is so open and honest about things that have happened in their lives and it’s ironic that these revelations come from Adele who, even with one of the most famous faces in the world, has, by her own admission, simply refused to play the fame game.
“I’m just frightened of it, you know? Frightened of it destroying me and it ruining me, and me getting lost and turning into some of the people that I love with my whole musical heart,” she tells I.D Magazine. “I get frightened. And I get frightened for the people that I love, feeling like they’ve lost me.”
Yet, from just two albums we know nothing is sacred or secret, made clear by her emotion-laced lyrics.
The songwriter’s relatability is cinched by her unique ability to translate an individual experience into a collective feeling.
It’s as if she allows us into her world, only for a moment, but even so we feel, with each new album released, that we are growing up alongside her.
Adele was 19 when she released her first album, aptly named 19, in 2008. Listening to it now, the album is almost whimsical, it’s filled with hope, stories of firsts and uncertainty for the future. It takes us back to the time when our 20s were impending and we were stuck between high school and whatever comes next. We were leaving our first loves behind to tackle a future we weren’t really sure how to navigate, but were excited for in any case.
To think Adele was a teen when she made this album is incredulous. An old soul from the beginning, Adele was brought up in a working class background in Tottenham, England, by her single mum, Penny. “I had a great childhood. I was very loved, which I realize now is so important, being a mum,” the singer told I.D Magazine.
Originally destined to be a heart surgeon, it wasn’t until Amy Winehouse released Frank in 2007 that Adele picked up her guitar and started writing.
This very guitar is where 21, the album that shot her to international super stardom, was born.
Dubbed her ‘heartbreak’ album, 21 became the go-to breakup playlist for people the world over. The distinction between 19 and 21 is clear, gone is the wide-eyed teen, and in her place is someone entering early adulthood, experiencing real loss for the first time, you can hear the pain, the yearning in her voice, something we could all resonate with.
“How I felt when I wrote 21, it ain’t worth feeling like that again,” she tells I.D Magazine. “I was very sad and very lonely. Regardless of being a mom or a girlfriend, I didn’t want to feel like that again.”
Now, with her much-anticipated new album, 25, Adele says it’s less heartbreak, more make up. Which makes sense, as during the last four years the singer fell in love with charity CEO, Simon Konecki and the pair had their first child, son Angelo.
"The record is about getting older and becoming nostalgic," she tells I.D Magazine. "It's about what was, what is, what might have been. It's about missing things that you had no idea were so precious, like being 18-years-old and drinking two litre bottles of cider in Brockwell Park with your mates. Those were the most real and best moments of my life and I wish I'd known that I wasn't going to be able to sit in the park and drink a bottle of cider again."
Her first single from the album, Hello was released a few weeks ago. Hearing a new Adele song after four years of silence was like sleeping in your own bed after a long trip away. You didn't realise what you'd missed until it was there, right in front of you, now you couldn't get enough of it.
It goes without saying that Adele's relatability is in large part due to her down-to-earth nature and the fact she's just so darn normal. Have you ever listened to an interview with Adele? No? Okay stop what you're doing and watch the video below:
Adele, with her crooner song voice, swears like a sailor and is completely unapologetic about it. She is who she is, she's as blunt as an old knife, and she couldn't care less about what anyone thinks about her.
In saying that, it would be easy to skirt around the fact that her appearance has nothing to do with her likeability, yet by her not being wafer thin, it allows the common folk like us to have someone that can, for lack of a better saying, 'break industry standards'.
"I've never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines," Adele said. "I represent the majority of women and I'm very proud of that."
In a world filled with Nicki Minaj's, Adele shows that with a voice as powerful as hers, she can command the stage without ridiculous props or dance moves. With her barefoot stage presence and potty mouth, Adele is this generation's music saviour and should be worshipped as so.
"I'd like to be able to stand the test of time and the speed that the world is moving," Adele tells I.D Magazine. "I'd like to make records forever with the time I've been given for this one. If I can do that I'll be really fucking happy."
Forever sounds pretty darn good to us, Adele.