Skip to comments.Why Doesn't Anybody Want to Play Hillary Clinton? (Scarlett Johansson drops out)
Posted on 06/12/2013 4:21:56 PM PDT by drewh
You'd think that nobody would turn away the chance to be a Yale graduate, United States Senator, Secretary of State, beloved meme, and premiere candidate for the 2016 presidency. But for some reason, nobody seems willing to take on the role of Hillary Clinton a woman who has managed each of these achievements in the developing biopic Rodham. A number of names have been thrown into the mix to play the political icon: Jessica Chastain, Carey Mulligan, Scarlett Johansson. All talented performers, each with her own checks in the Pros column for the embodiment of our former first lady. But none of 'em is gonna do it. And why? Well, we're not entirely sure.
Chastain was the first to pull out of the running, with reps stating that she was never officially approached for a chance at the role. Ditto for Johansson, the most recent forfeiture, as reported by The Huffington Post. And in the middle of these announcements came The Hollywood Reporter's revelation concerning Mulligan: a latecomer to the Hillary game and the only one of the bunch to have officially met with Rodham producers, she passed on the project. Is she crazy?
Granted, Mulligan wasn't exactly our top choice to take on the role, so we can't team our surprise with disappointment. But the opportunity to play one of the most influential women in modern American history? To live out the early days of a figure of change still helping to advance our society to points beyond what many thought they ever might reach? To get all those free pantsuits from wardrobe? We just don't understand the aversion, for any of these women.
At least for Chastain, it can't be political. The actress took on (and completely dominated) the razor sharp Zero Dark Thirty earlier this year. So as a thespian more than worth her salt, we're disappointed to hear that she isn't inclined to reach for Rodham's headlining position.
Of course, there are a handful of other duly capable actresses out there who might be interested in playing Hillary Clinton. A few more figures previously suggested include Reese Witherspoon and Amanda Seyfried, with the usual suspects of Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone being tossed around casually (E! threw Elisabeth Moss' name in there, which we find particularly enticing). We can't imagine that it'll be long before one of these prospects sweeps up the coveted character. But then again, we didn't even think it would take this long.
So what is it that is keeping these women from striving to occupy the Hillary role? Is it sheer intimidation? Concern over the weight carried by portraying such an important, dynamic figure? Or is it the script itself, which we know to be a little on the colorful side? Whatever the cause, we hope apprehensions are set aside. We'd love to see Hillary get her time in the spotlight, and we'd love to see someone with the right stuff take her there.
The only person who could play Hillary Clinton would be Helen Thomas.
No Muslim would want to play Muhammad.
five years later, and it's all he can say"
it would take to much makeup...to look like an old bull dyke with issues.....(constant liar)
No one can bear the makeup job required to create false cankles.
I can’t imagine how a movie about Hillary CLinton would be anything but a box office disaster.
I mean really. Who wants to go to the movies to watch a biopic about her?
Hadn’t seen the lower one. Great work!
It’s the elephant thigh requirement, that’s why.
Scrape the bottom, play Rodham!
Ummm! You would need a leftist bitch to play Hillary so I nominate Roseanne Barr or Rosie O’Donnell. Both qualify very nicely.
Now, if they made a movie about Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, they would need someone who looked like Dr. Mengele in drag.
Hollyweird is going to have to scrape the bottom of the leftist barrel to find actresses who are willing to prostitute whatever integrity they have left to play these people. Well, they do have a crowded bottom of that barrel so let’s see who is either desperate enough for the job or who is ideologically corrupt, or both.
An enterprising conservative group ought to make THIS BOOK into a movie!!
Well, at least she has Bill Clinton’s imperious look down pat.
Too bad Dorothy Kilgallen is no longer around . . .
....and a fat suit.
Ummm! Thats exactly what HELLen Thomas is.
More like Slick Willie Wanker.
Heck, if they pay me enough money, I’ll play her.
This movie would be better as a cartoon.
For the right price I’ll play ‘er!
Wow, that actually hurt my eyes! What the heck happened to him??
As for shillary, I would work day and night to defeat this evil wench if they somehow manage to nominate her.
She has to be the easiest thing to make fun of, so much material!
Albright would be a good choice EKK
“We’d love to see Hillary get her time in the spotlight, and we’d love to see someone with the right stuff take her there.”
I think they’re going to have to go Mrs. Doubtfire and hire
a man for the job. Maybe Bill Maher.
Maybe Cate Blanchette, wearing Elizabethan corsette-canckles. And she’d have to stand in a hole.
Nope. She still looks better than Hitlary.
Maybe if she spends a few more years getting drunk and doing drugs she can pull it off.
“An enterprising conservative group ought to make THIS BOOK into a movie!!”
Great suggestion. Please leave your recommendation at Edward Klein’s message board at IMDB also:
Maybe they read the script ,a rewrite of Glen or Glenda (1953)
Hillary ain’t that ugly no how. I would imagine the actresses with cankles are far and few between. How about her homley daughter.
I am not sure. Maybe the one on the right can pull it off.
The same reason no one would want to play Helen Thomas, Janet Reno or Eleanor Roosevelt.
There is no love lost Hillary and the even further left wing.
Who can get their ass that big in time to play the part?
i am sorry she looks like a street whore.
maybe she COULD play Hillary....
ps - bill saw her and demanded he play himself, and also demanded several sex scenes.
More like Slick Willy Wanker.
“...meet my friend, Gonny Rhea...”
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