Mitch Winehouse, father of the late Amy Winehouse, has expressed support for his daughter’s upcoming biography.
The casting of Marissa Abella, who will play Winehouse in the Back to blackwas criticized by fans who claimed that the actor did not look like the late musician.
Filming for the biopic began on January 16, in London, with photos emerging on social media showing Abella in action. Critics quickly indicated their disappointment with Abella’s casting.
However, Mitch has publicly endorsed the casting, he told US TMZ: “Marissa is a great choice for the role, even if she doesn’t look quite like Amy.”
industry Actress Abella will play the late singer in the biopic, which is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, best known for directing the John Lennon biopic. Boy nowhere And Fifty Shades of Grey.
And Eddie Marsan will play Amy’s father in the film, with Mitch noting that the British actor doesn’t look like him either.
According to the publication, Mitch defended Back to black By implying that there is a lot of focus on appearance in Hollywood movies, since there are plenty of examples of actors who are not identical to the real-life person they are portraying.
skins The star, Jack O’Connell, is set to play Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, whom she divorced in 2009 two years before her death in July 2011. Mrs. Harris goes to Paris Actress Leslie Manville will play the musician’s maternal grandmother.
In response to photos that emerged on social media revealing Abella’s character as Winehouse in London, fans took to Twitter, criticizing the casting decision.
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“They could literally pick anyone else on the planet, put a beehive on them, and they’d look more like Amy Winehouse than the gal in this movie,” one person complained.
Another posted: “It took me a second to realize I was looking at pics from an upcoming Amy Winehouse movie, incredibly disappointing.”
“Those photos from Amy Winehouse’s biography look like they came from a bad place Saturday Night Live Skit, this movie should be shut down and they should let Amy rest.”
The film, which received royal approval from Amy Winehouse, will feature songs by the singer. “We are thrilled that Studiocanal, Focus Features and Monumental are making this film to celebrate our daughter’s extraordinary musical legacy and showcase her talent in the way it deserves,” read a statement from her estate.
According to a press release, Back to black It will focus on Amy’s extraordinary genius, creativity, and honesty that instilled everything she did. She continues: “Back to black Shattering through the celebrity glass to watch this journey from behind the mirror, to see what Amy saw, to feel what she felt.”
The release date of the film is not confirmed.
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