In addition to being an accomplished singer and songwriter, it turns out Chris Martin is something of a comedian.
When asked by a reporter at a recent Hollywood luncheon how Angelina got the musician to write the song "Miracles" for her new film "Unbroken," Martin spun quite a tale.
"I got a message that said, 'Meet in this undisclosed location. You'll be blindfolded and picked up by seven ex–Navy SEALs,'" Martin deadpanned to New York magazine. "So they kidnapped me, hit me over the head, and sprayed me with Mace. When I woke up, I was in an office, and Brad Pitt was doing push-ups as Angelina Jolie was just sitting there with her crown on. There was also a guy holding a knife to my throat, and she said, 'Write me a song, or else.' And Brad Pitt said, 'Yeah. What she said.'"
Wait, there's more.
"We wrote a song and then she said, 'It's through to the final eight,' and then we had live eliminations at her house," the Coldplay frontman continued.
Obviously Martin's group came out on top. Not so, he said.
"We came in second, but the main guy chickened out," he joked.
Turning serious for a minute, Martin explained that he enjoys the unique challenge of writing a song for a film's soundtrack as compared to, say, creating an entire album.
"I find that a little bit of limitation is really helpful when you're trying to create," he said.
"Miracles" is Coldplay's second song written for a film, following last year's "Atlas," composed for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."