Sarah Jessica Parker

I’m not one to report on celebrity gossip, so I’m not going to get too much into what’s been going on with Demi Moore lately, but suffice to say, the lady is having some issues that have caused her to drop out of the Linda Lovelace biopic Lovelace. She was set to play Gloria Steinem, who was a high profile feminist writer and political leader of the women’s lib movement in the 70s. Over the course of her career Steinem spoke out pretty regularly against the porn business, and in 1980 she wrote a piece for “Ms. Magazine” titled ‘The Real Linda Lovelace’ that acts as a framing device for Lovelace’s storytelling; so this should be a small but important role that’s going to require an experienced actress.

And, according to Inside Movies, they’ve already found one (which is a good thing, because filming for the character starts Monday). Apparently the filmmakers have gotten veteran screen presence and Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker to agree to come on last minute and fill the role.

Lovelace is a movie that, if it got its first choices, would have had Lindsay Lohan starring and Demi Moore being featured in an important role. Due to real life drama it’s now a film starring Amanda Seyfried with Sarah Jessica Parker being featured in an important role. It’s funny how sometimes things not working out initially can end up working in your favor in the long run. I had little interest in seeing this movie when it was going to be Lindsay Lohan’s latest publicity stunt, but Amanda Seyfried is an actress that I like a lot more than Lohan, so now I’m definitely going to see it. And Demi Moore is an actress that hasn’t been famous for much other than being married to a younger man for quite some time now, so she probably wasn’t going to draw too many people to the box office. But now, by replacing her, Lovelace is going to pull in added interest from Parker’s legion of Sex and the City fans. I call that an upgrade. How about you?


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