Katy Perry has been popping up on TV more frequently these days, on shows like Raising Hope and How I Met Your Mother, so we know it’s only a matter of time before she makes her live-action silver screen debut. Can it just please not be in this movie, Harvey Weinstein? The producer and studio chairman is reportedly pulling for Perry to star as the spouse of Britain’s Got Talent star Paul Potts in an upcoming biopic; the cell phone salesman dazzled the U.K. in 2007 with his surprisingly stellar opera singing voice. “I was talking to Katy about a new project, a possible dramatic role in the Paul Potts movie, which will be shooting in England soon,” Weinstein gushed to the New York Post. “We’d really like someone like Katy or Adele to play the role of Potts’ wife, and Katy seemed genuinely interested.” You know who isn’t so genuinely interested in this idea, though? Us. Let us explain why:
- Katy is an American sensation; she is the quintessential California girl. We don’t want her to have to travel oversees for her first role. When they eventually remake The Queen, sure, she’ll be on the first flight over. But this? It just wouldn’t seem right.
- If Katy were to star in a movie about the life of a British reality show star, she should at least be the protagonist, not some secondary character, even if the part happens to be tremendously well-written. Three words for you, Mr. Weinstein: Susan. Boyle. Biopic. We’ve seen Nutty Professor II: The Klumps; we know what they can do with make-up and prosthetics!
- Katy’s first movie role is supposed to be in Adam Sandler‘s live-action Candy Land film. Clearly.
Luckily, Weinstein also has his eye on Katy Perry for a potential Marilyn Monroe musical, which we are completely on board for. The singing? The dancing? The wigs? It was a role Katy was born to play! So let’s make it happen, Harvey. Either the musical, or the Susan Boyle movie. Or, dare we dream…a Susan Boyle musical?
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