The Daily Star in England is reporting that Robin Williams is being lined up to play Susan Boyle in a movie of her life.
It is the worst kind of sexist delusion that just because Susan Boyle does not resemble Miss Universe, a 57-year-old geezer can successfully pull off playing her.
True, the actor was a huge hit when he cross-dressed to play Mrs. Doubtfire, a fictional Scottish housekeeper in a 1993 movie that also starred Pierce Brosnan, but that was a bit of harmless fun.
I thought the latest report might be a joke, or from one of those satire sites, but no, it quotes Williams as saying “I’ve been asked if I want to play Susan in the movie.
“I think she’s incredible. That clip of her singing on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ was extraordinary. So inspiring. It was quite a shock when she began to sing.
“I saw some other clip of her singing ‘Cry Me A River’ a few years ago. It was incredible. She’s got a really great voice.”
The Star reports that “To prove how good he would be as Susan Boyle, Williams has been doing impressions of her by belting out her audition song ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ in a thick Scots accent to his celeb pals."
Ha ha very funny Robin – but it’s incredibly demeaning to Susan Boyle to think that you can play her as some kind of spoof character. She has worked very hard against great odds to achieve the success she has attained. She deserves to be taken seriously. Her story is one of magnificent accomplishment against all the odds, not something for a wise ass comedian to ham up and screw up.
If the roles were reversed could Susan play you in one of your many unfunny movies lately?
Is this a desperate plea for attention as your career is seemingly tending towards the toilet?
God knows there are enough people around to exploit Boyle, including host of "Britain's Got Talent" Amanda Holden who recently ridiculed her on a talk show in Britain. Talk about eating your own meal ticket!
Brickbats too to the studio heads that the Star claims came up with this ridiculous nonsense.
"Tinseltown chiefs think he would be a smash donning a frock, a wig and some lippy once again to play ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ sensation Susan, 48, charting her remarkable rise to stardom."
Little wonder their business has been going into the tank lately with this kind of "original" thinking.
But I have an idea. Why not have Susan play Williams in a spoof entitled "Why I'm not funny anymore and I need to drag Susan Boyle into a headline in order to get attention"?
Now that might be interesting.