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Quotable: Emma Thompson Says Audrey Hepburn “Can’t Act”

“I find Audrey Hepburn fantastically twee. Twee is whimsy without wit. It’s mimsy-mumsy sweetness without any kind of bite. And that’s not for me. She can’t sing and she can’t really act, I’m afraid. I’m sure she was a delightful woman — and perhaps if I had known her I would have enjoyed her acting more, but I don’t and I didn’t, so that’s all there is to it, really.”

Emma Thompson on Audrey Hepburn, the original star of “My Fair Lady.” Thompson is writing the screenplay for a remake of the 1964 film, starring Carey Mulligan. Obviously, we need to start using the word “mimsy-mumsy” in conversation more often. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

Carey Mulligan Proves She’s A “Fair Lady”

Carey Mulligan has wowed us with her sophisticated style and serious acting chops. Now we can judge if she has a singing voice to go with the rest of the package. The 24-year-old actress is signed on to play everyone’s favorite street urchin, Eliza Doolittle, in a screen remake of “My Fair Lady.” The casting was confirmed by fellow British actress and the writer of the film, Emma Thompson. But who will play Henry Higgins? Hugh Grant is rumored to be interested, which could be a good way to make up for the just plain bad “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” but nothing is confirmed. I guess Carey should start practicing her Cockney accent and tongue twisters now. The original 1964 film captured eight Academy Awards, so maybe this is a chance for Carey to claim the Oscar that she lost to Sandra Bullock this year. You know, because if you sing in a movie, you’re almost guaranteed to win. Let’s just hope this doesn’t end up being a Pierce Brosnan in “Mamma Mia!” situation. [BBC] Keep reading »

Quickies: Keira Knightley Will Play Eliza Doolittle & Totally True Urban Legends

  • Keira Knightley has beaten Scarlett Johansson for the part of Eliza Doolittle in a new film adaptation of “My Fair Lady.” [The Telegraph] — Keira is the better pick for the part anyway.
  • Lawyers for Jennifer Lopez have sent a cease-and-desist letter to her first husband Ojani Noa to shut down production of “How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The J-lo and and Ojani Noa Story,” a mockumentary-style movie. [The Wrap]
  • What exactly does a $100,000 wedding look like? Take a peek inside WeddingChannel.com’s dream wedding for a Washington, D.C.-based couple. [Us Weekly] — I’d have a hard time spending that amount of money, even if someone else were footing the bill, but I’d love the Tacori jewelry.
  • Here’s a fun way to pass the time and impress your friends with your celebrity trivia. Can you recognize the celebrity based on her real, not-so-cute name? [TrèsSugar] — I only got one wrong and wasn’t really paying attention to the photos.

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