So here it is! The first official look at Sarah Jessica Parker portraying Gloria Steinem in the movie that can’t keep sober actors – Lovelace. As you remember, since it happened just recently, Demi Moore dropped out of the project because of her hospitalization due to drugs, and way back when this project was just a blip on the entertainment radar, Lindsay Lohan was being “considered” for the role of Linda Lovelace, which ultimately went to a more capable (and, um, functional) actress, Amanda Seyfried.
While I think that Amanda is actually a pretty decent choice for the LL part (OMG … did you see that? No wonder Lindsay thought that she’d be perfect for this role, all cocaine and abuse aside!), I’m not quite sure yet about Sarah Jessica Parker. Can she play a serious part that doesn’t involve quirky behavior and male submission and shoes? I mean, this is Gloria Steinem, ffs. I wonder what Gloria Steinem thinks of Carrie Bradshaw playing GLORIA STEINEM as a younger woman. My gosh, I didn’t even think of that. I wonder if the film’s producers did.
But wait. Let’s get back to Amanda for a second. She did a recent interview with Glamour magazine, where she talked about being cast as Linda, and you know what her biggest on-set surprise was? All of the pubic hair. Yup. Pubic hair. Amanda, taken aback, said, “What surprised me is the amount of pubic hair! I’m pretty sure I would never do a full frontal in a movie—for personal reasons, I wouldn’t really want to show that.”
Daniel Radcliffe would be rolling in his grave, if he were in a grave.
Well, congratulations to the second line, at any rate. So funny how the fame changes hands in Hollywood, my friends.
What do you guys think about the casting of Gloria Steinem in Lovelace?