Sarah Jessica Parker: Replacing Demi Moore in 'Lovelace' Is a Daunting Task
Sarah Jessica Parker confessed that replacing Demi Moore in "Lovelace" was not as easy as it might seem. The "Sex and the City" actress opened up that taking over the role of Gloria Steinem from Moore was a "dauting" task, especially because she didn't have enough preparation to play the iconic feminist.
Speaking to Access Hollywood, the 46-year-old actress revealed that stepping in for Moore was "difficult" because "the circumstances are not ideal." She added, "I obviously conveyed that to the filmmakers [and] that I was aware and I was sorry for the reasons that they had to reach out to me."
The "I Don't Know How She Does It" star went on sharing, "Also, of course, the somewhat daunting task of playing somebody with very little time [to prepare], who was obviously such an important person in the women's movement, but also played such a pivotal role in Linda's life."
The Ohio-born actress said that the biggest challenge in portraying Steinem was because she has to "do it well and properly and not an impersonation, but rather a complete person with not a lot of screen time and not a lot of preparation."
Parker's character, Steinem, was the founder of Ms. Magazine, which published the infamous article "The Real Linda Lovelace" that revealed Linda's relationship with her abusive husband Chuck Traynor. She also wrote "Out of Bondage", an introduction for Linda's 1986 memoir.
In the much-talked-about biopic, Parker is joined by a set of notable actors, such as Amanda Seyfried as the titular star, Peter Sarsgaard as her husband Traynor, Juno Temple as her best friend, Sharon Stone and Robert Patrick as her parents, as well as Wes Bentley as her second husband.
As reported in late January, Parker has been chosen to replace Moore who decided to exit the film project following her shocking hospitalization. At that time, Moore's representative explained that the sudden decision was made because the actress has chosen to "seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health."
"Lovelace" is directed by filmmaker duo Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The screenplay is written by Merritt Johnson and Andy Bellin, who penned the script based on Eric Danville's "The Complete Linda Lovelace", a biography published in 2001, a year before Lovelace died.
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