Why does Hollywood have to take everything that’s good and shit all over it?
Ok, please bear with me as this may be somewhat of an self-indulgent post, but they are threatening to remake Drop Dead Fred, which was one of my most favourite childhood films ever!
They want Russell Brand to play the part of Fred, the insane imaginary friend. NO! No no no no no no!!!!! Words can’t express how much I hate this idea!
That role was MADE for Rik Mayall (who, by the way, I have been secretly in love with since the age of about eight. Beat that for a weird crush). Rik Mayall and no one else. It would be like someone other than Tim Curry playing Frank ‘N Furter in the Rocky Horror Picture Show (which I’m sure will be rehashed and ruined at some point as well.)
I’m sorry, but no matter how funny and quirky they are or how silly their hair is, no one else can EVER be Drop Dead Fred in my book. Ever.
Oh no. Morgan Freeman has been in a car accident. The 71-year-old was rushed to hospital and apparently is in a serious condition. An unnamed woman was in the car with him.
I hate the sickening irony of posting this story, considering what I named my blog.
I really hope Morgan pulls through this OK. He’s just one of those people that is very likeable. Like everyone’s lovable but extremely cool grandad. He was in the last two films I saw at the cinema (Wanted and The Dark Knight) and I thought he was superb in both – in fact he’s always great. He even pulled off playing God in that rubbish film Bruce Almighty.
This is definitely going to start ‘curse’ gossip about The Dark Knight though. You know, like Poltergeist and Amityville Horror, where everyone connected to the film had nasty stuff happen to them. First Heath Ledger died, then Christian Bale got in trouble with the law and compromised his reputation, and now this? If I was a cast member of that film I’d be rocking back and forth in a locked room by now.
But seriously. I was actually planning to write about the film, but in a more positive light, because Heath’s acting 100 percent blew. Me. Away. The guy has to get an Oscar. And no, I’m not saying that just because he’s dead. You don’t see people saying that Anna Nicole Smith was actually quite a good actress, so why would people say it about Heath for the hell of it? The man was seriously, seriously talented. And so is Morgan.
Please recover quickly Morgan! We’re all thinking of you.