Wilson Phillips' Chynna Phillips talks 'Bridesmaids,' hairstyles and covering her famous father's hits
Who can forget Wilson Phillips' epic 1990 video for Hold On, with Chynna Phillips and bandmates Wendy and Carnie Wilson marching down a boardwalk in black power suits? Some day somebody’s gonna make you want to turn around and say goodbye.
The song has risen to sacred pop culture status, sprouting up in comedies like 2004’s Harold and Kumar go to White Castle and 2009’s Spring Breakdown. And in 2011, it had a prominent role in the smash hit Bridesmaids.
“We knew nothing about the story line or who was starring in it,” Phillips said recently by phone. “All we knew was that it was a comedy and they wanted to use Hold On and they were hoping and praying we would agree to be in the movie. We agreed to do it sort of blindly. We showed up on set and saw Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig and we started to put the pieces together. ... We were up until 4 a.m. just singing the song over and over and over again. We just loved it.”
Wilson Phillips -- now preparing an album of cover songs by their famous fathers, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and the Mamas and the Papas' John Phillips -- will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. in Clearwater. Tickets are $49-$79. Click here for details.
For more with Chynna Phillips, click here for Stephanie Hayes' full interview.