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Why Doesn't Anybody Want to Play Hillary Clinton? (Scarlett Johansson drops out)
http://www.hollywood.com/news/movies/55017775/hillary-clinton-biopic-rodham-scarlett-johansson-carrie-mulligan-jessica-chastain ^ | 6/12/2013 4:29 ET

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.


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1 posted on 06/12/2013 4:21:56 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

The only person who could play Hillary Clinton would be Helen Thomas.


2 posted on 06/12/2013 4:22:48 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: drewh

No Muslim would want to play Muhammad.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 4:24:00 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: drewh
Hey! Who wouldn't want to portray this winsome young character?


4 posted on 06/12/2013 4:24:49 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: mountn man

five years later, and it's all he can say"

5 posted on 06/12/2013 4:25:18 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: drewh
Nobody wants to play the Butcher of Benghazi.

difference

difference

6 posted on 06/12/2013 4:25:51 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: COBOL2Java

7 posted on 06/12/2013 4:26:06 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

it would take to much makeup...to look like an old bull dyke with issues.....(constant liar)


8 posted on 06/12/2013 4:27:07 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: COBOL2Java

9 posted on 06/12/2013 4:28:32 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: drewh

10 posted on 06/12/2013 4:29:31 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Doogle
I love how all these libbies think Jennifer Lawrence is a realisitic candidate...


11 posted on 06/12/2013 4:29:40 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

No one can bear the makeup job required to create false cankles.


12 posted on 06/12/2013 4:29:44 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: drewh
Maybe Rosie O'Donnell is available. She looks the part.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 4:30:05 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: mountn man
Why not have the “lovely” Chelsea Clinton play Mama. ;-)
14 posted on 06/12/2013 4:30:34 PM PDT by Average Al ( Our founder fathers never knew we could fail due to a Techtatorship.)
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To: drewh

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?


15 posted on 06/12/2013 4:31:47 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Bon mots
Emma Stone as Shrillary is just about as realistic as J-Law.


16 posted on 06/12/2013 4:32:04 PM PDT by drewh
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To: Bon mots

Hadn’t seen the lower one. Great work!


17 posted on 06/12/2013 4:32:40 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: drewh
"I'm your man...ish..."


18 posted on 06/12/2013 4:32:53 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: drewh

It’s the elephant thigh requirement, that’s why.


19 posted on 06/12/2013 4:33:19 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Bubba_Leroy
I will probably be the post DUI Reese Witherspoon.


20 posted on 06/12/2013 4:34:03 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Scrape the bottom, play Rodham!


21 posted on 06/12/2013 4:34:15 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: drewh
Just add glasses and you got it....and she likely needs the work.....


22 posted on 06/12/2013 4:34:38 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: mountn man

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.


23 posted on 06/12/2013 4:35:15 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: drewh

An enterprising conservative group ought to make THIS BOOK into a movie!!

24 posted on 06/12/2013 4:36:32 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: nascarnation
And if Lindsay's busy at house arrest/rehab there is always Amanda Bynes...


25 posted on 06/12/2013 4:37:16 PM PDT by drewh
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Carrot Top needs the work!


26 posted on 06/12/2013 4:40:21 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Well, at least she has Bill Clinton’s imperious look down pat.


27 posted on 06/12/2013 4:43:55 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: COBOL2Java

Too bad Dorothy Kilgallen is no longer around . . .


28 posted on 06/12/2013 4:44:35 PM PDT by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: nascarnation

....and a fat suit.


29 posted on 06/12/2013 4:45:07 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: BwanaNdege
Jonny Depp as the Slickster?


30 posted on 06/12/2013 4:47:19 PM PDT by drewh
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Ummm! You would need a leftist bitch to play Hillary...

Ummm! Thats exactly what HELLen Thomas is.

31 posted on 06/12/2013 4:48:32 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: drewh

More like Slick Willie Wanker.


32 posted on 06/12/2013 4:52:01 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: drewh

Heck, if they pay me enough money, I’ll play her.


33 posted on 06/12/2013 4:52:10 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

This movie would be better as a cartoon.


34 posted on 06/12/2013 4:52:38 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh; a fool in paradise

For the right price I’ll play ‘er!


35 posted on 06/12/2013 4:54:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: drewh
Where's the actress who played Ralph on Green Acres?


36 posted on 06/12/2013 4:59:28 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: drewh

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!


37 posted on 06/12/2013 5:07:28 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: drewh

Albright would be a good choice EKK


38 posted on 06/12/2013 5:08:27 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: drewh

“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.


39 posted on 06/12/2013 5:10:27 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: drewh

Maybe Cate Blanchette, wearing Elizabethan corsette-canckles. And she’d have to stand in a hole.


40 posted on 06/12/2013 5:26:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: nascarnation
Just add glasses and you got it....and she likely needs the work.....

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.

41 posted on 06/12/2013 5:37:52 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“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:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0458728/board


42 posted on 06/12/2013 5:40:27 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: mountn man

Maybe they read the script ,a rewrite of Glen or Glenda (1953)


43 posted on 06/12/2013 5:47:21 PM PDT by molson209
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To: mountn man

Hillary ain’t that ugly no how. I would imagine the actresses with cankles are far and few between. How about her homley daughter.


44 posted on 06/12/2013 5:57:52 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I am not sure. Maybe the one on the right can pull it off.


45 posted on 06/12/2013 5:59:45 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: drewh

The same reason no one would want to play Helen Thomas, Janet Reno or Eleanor Roosevelt.


46 posted on 06/12/2013 6:02:18 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: drewh
Surprisingly, this may not turn out to be the gushing tribute to Queen Hillary that we all expect.

Some of the Juiciest Bits of ‘Rodham,’ the Hillary Clinton Movie Biopic: Sex, Scandal, More

There is no love lost Hillary and the even further left wing.

47 posted on 06/12/2013 6:06:47 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: drewh

Who can get their ass that big in time to play the part?


48 posted on 06/12/2013 6:09:07 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: drewh

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.


49 posted on 06/12/2013 6:31:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: drewh

More like Slick Willy Wanker.

“...meet my friend, Gonny Rhea...”


50 posted on 06/12/2013 6:33:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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