Rumer Willis shows off her vocal chops on the latest episode of Empire.
Willis’ character was introduced as Jamal’s friend from rehab, Tory Ash. Her shining moment was an Amy Winehouse-inspired performance.
She explained to The Hollywood Reporter how that came to be: “My agents had reached out to me and said, ‘Hey, there’s this role on Empire to do this Amy Winehouse-type rock star,'” she said. “I was like, ‘I don’t need to see anything else. I’m going in.”
In the episode, not much was known about Tory except her talent and her drug addiction, Romper reports. Willis explained there’s more that meets the eye than a Winehouse comparison. “You have to really find what’s someone trying to cover up with their drug use and why they might be feeling like they want to use it as an escape.”
It’s a little jarring how great the impression is. Check it out: