Except the “boy” in question was folk legend Bob Dylan, and the song was one of his most famous and iconic hits, “The Times They Are a-Changin.’” Not an extremely rare or pressure-filled situation at all, right?
In a clip from the 2003 obscure indie film “Masked & Anonymous” — which Dylan wrote and starred in — a 10-year-old Tinashe gives a sweet and soulful a cappella rendition of the song, clearly impressing the man himself. The pint-sized cutie is utterly adorable and somewhat unrecognizable, dressed in a modest little sweater and overalls. But the second she opens her mouth, it’s clear she was always a star in the making.
FACT reports that the “All Hands on Deck” singer was listed in the credits for the role of Mrs. Brown’s Daughter under her full name, Tinashe Kachingwe. The film also enlisted Hollywood heavyweights like John Goodman, Penélope Cruz, Mickey Rourke, Jeff Bridges, and Jessica Lange, but clearly Tinashe was the breakout star.
Maybe she and Bob will rekindle their cute onscreen chemistry for a future collab? Probably not, but weirder things have surely happened.