I’m wary of this new Audrey Hepburn movie …
News broke that Rooney Mara would bring Audrey Hepburn to life in an Apple biopic from director Luca Guadagnino. According to DeadlineMara will also produce the project. As exciting as it can be for Guadagnino and Mara, I have my reservations, mainly because approaching Audrey Hepburn’s life with her grace and her story isn’t exactly an easy thing.
Hepburn has become a household name for a number of films. Whether it be My beautiful lady Where roman holidays or even the 1954 version of Sabrinafans all have their favorites, and she has “icon” status with Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. All this to say that Audrey Hepburn is loved and rightly so. Born in Ixelles, Brussels, she grew up in the Netherlands during WWII while under German occupation and had to change her name to make it sound less English. From there, she studied ballet and went from being a chorus girl in the West End to being the on-screen sweetheart we know we are.
So a movie about Audrey Hepburn’s life would be interesting, but it also has a story.
Audrey deserves the best
I grew up in a loving Audrey family. My mom’s favorite movie is Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and this love was passed on to me. She’s my favorite and the one I love the most, and I don’t want another movie like Audrey Hepburn’s story event. (If you haven’t seen it, don’t. It’s bad.) While I know Rooney Mara looks a bit like Audrey Hepburn and is a brilliant actress in her own right, I still have the right to ‘to be nervous.
Hepburn means a lot to people, and for good reason. She was a beautiful person inside and out, devoting her free time to her humanitarian work in addition to bringing joy to so many of us with her films. And after the pain of Audrey Hepburn’s storythe idea of doing any kind of biopic of her should be of concern to fans. We love him, and wearing his name just to make a movie that will attract fans is not appealing.
Hepburn has dedicated her life to her humanitarian work, and I hope the film explores that and gives Audrey the time and exploration in her life that she truly deserves. Would I be excited for this if I hadn’t been “good” Audrey Hepburn’s story because someone knew I loved him? Probably yes.
But until I find out exactly what Guadgnino has in store for Hepburn’s life, I’m going to be cautiously optimistic about that because Mara is incredibly talented and, like I said before, looks a bit like Audrey. Hepburn. I just want them to give Hepburn the biopic she deserves and not the one that will just make them money or get them Oscar recognition.
(image: Paramount Pictures)
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