Luke Evans Recalls 'Special' Evening With Nicole Kidman in Her House in Sydney

The 'Beauty and the Beast' actor explains how he managed to convince the 'Batman Forever' actress to record a duet song with him for his new studio album.

AceShowbiz - Luke Evans will always remember singing by the piano with Nicole Kidman. The 43-year-old singer convinced the "Eyes Wide Shut" actress - who is married to country musician Keith Urban - to record a duet with him on his latest album as they spent the evening at her house for dinner after shooting for their Hulu series "Nine Perfect Strangers" had finished for the day.

"We would talk about my first album, which she told me that she and Keith loved. I went to their house for dinner one night back in Sydney, after we'd finished shooting the show, and we were all singing around the piano at one point. It was such a lovely evening, and I'll never forget it," he said.

"It was really special. I know they're musical and they love music and it fills their lives, so I just thought, 'I'm going to just take a chance and see if she would say 'yes' - and she did! It was a lovely moment, and we found time together to come to a decision on the song, and then she did her part in Nashville, and I did mine in London."

The "Beauty and the Beast" star released LP "A Song for You" on Friday, November 4 - which follows on from his 2019 album "At Last" - and as well as a version of "A Great Big World" track "Say Something" with Nicole. The album also features covers of classics such as "Over the Rainbow" from "The Wizard of Oz", Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me", and festive tunes "Last Christmas" and "Silent Night".

Luke told PEOPLE, "It's where my voice sits very comfortably, but I didn't choose easy songs, unfortunately. Really, these songs are major ... but they're just songs I've always loved to sing. They make me feel good, and sometimes we all need a song that makes us feel good, so I thought I'd put 14 of them on one album.' "

"A Song for You" is available to stream on all major platforms now and is also available on CD.

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