House fans, listen here! Hugh Laurie, aka Dr. Gregory House, wants to record a blues album and he’s going for it! It was announced Monday that Laurie signed with Warner Music Entertainment to make a New Orleans-inspired blues album. “I am drunk with excitement at this opportunity,” Laurie said in a press release. “I know the history of actors making music is a checkered one, but I promise no one will get hurt.” Joe Henry has signed on to produce.
He’s finally got the chance to share his piano and guitar skills he often flaunts on the show with the rest of the world. And if you were wondering, Laurie is apparently a self-taught pianist due to “creative differences” with his childhood piano teacher. Oh, House.
You may or may not know this but Hugh Laurie is the star and one of the producers of FOX’s House. Laurie plans on adding to his resume the position of director. He will direct this season’s 17th episode which airs on March 22. Says executive producer Katie Jacobs: “Hugh has been there since day one through every single episode, so he’s phenomenally smart and his instincts are [impeccable].” “This is going to be great for morale, because there’s no one that the cast and crew and the writers want to work harder for than our leader.” Though the plot is top-secret, Jacobs hints that “it’s not a traditional episode.” Two words: Can’t wait.