The actress recently played Joan Jett in biopic The Runaways, which was based on the band of the same name. She had to sing for the role, and had no problem showing off her vocal talents. However, she is much shyer when she isn’t in character. Kristen doesn’t understand how people get enjoyment from singing alone to tunes in bars, and has never managed to get past a few lines of a track.
“I would never, ever do karaoke,” she is quoted as saying. “I am so scared of that. Each time I have ever given it a try I have had about two lines and I have ended up talking them. It's making me embarrassed just talking about it.”
Last year, Kristen did sing in public while promoting Twilight in Japan. She was there with her co-star and rumored boyfriend Robert Pattinson, and the pair impressed locals by giggling their way through a version of Sir Elton John’s "Your Song".
Hugh Jackman was promoting his film Australia at the same time, and also took a turn on the microphone. Australia director Baz Luhrmann then asked Robert to sing a duet.
“It was really funny seeing Baz Luhrmann and Rob singing a David Bowiesong," Kristen said at the time. "It was a talky one so they both could sort of talk to each other, and they were riffing back and forth. They were looking longingly into each other’s eyes.”