On Music: Ansel Elgort, Scoring Movies in his Mind

by Armando Gallo July 7, 2017
Actor Ansel Ergort

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Ansel Elgort, star of director Edgar Wright’s surprise summer hit Baby Driver, loves music so much that he admits that very often the line between music and acting gets blurred – something that his character in Baby Driver, a getaway driver/musician fueled by his carefully curated playlists, certainly understands.

“When I read scripts, I imagine music for them.  I am always scoring movies while I read.  I love music and I do want to score movies eventually too.  A dream of mine is to write, direct, star and score a movie. I know that is very ambitious and that is way in the future, but that is one of my dreams. I do hear music in my head.  All the time. I am hearing it now. (laughter) So in terms of the lines being blurred, this movie, Baby Driver was the perfect project for that. Perfect.”