As The Last Shadow Puppets get set to return with a new album, the duo have told Q about their almost, accidental brush with film stardom.
After a eight year gap, Miles Kane and Alex Turner follow-up their debut record with Everything You’ve Come To Expect on 1 April, but speaking to Chris Catchpole in our new issue, on sale now, the pair explain how they nearly had a movie career.
“We’d be doing press for the other shit we were doing and we’d always get the question, ‘Are you going to do another Puppets thing?’ So one time Miles says, ‘No, but we’re working on this movie together, it’s like an X-Men hero-style flick but set in the ’60s…’” recalls Turner.
“Then a month later this journalist in, like, fucking Brussels goes to me, ‘So I heard about this movie that you’re making with Miles…’ I was like, ‘Fuck it, let’s just run with this’, and added a bit to the story.”
Not only were the pair continually asked in subsequent interviews about their “superhero movie” – and did little to play down the fake project – they were approached by artist and director Sam Taylor-Wood to play Lennon And McCartney in her biopic of John Lennon.
Get Q now – in print or on digital – for the full story of why they didn’t make it on screen in either movie, plus much more on the pair’s musical return.