Amy Winehouse fans who got PO’d seeing Marisa Abela in costume for the biopic most likely aren’t gonna more than happy with this newest upgrade, ’cause it’s still looking a little … off.
TMZ acquired images that were gotten in London Sunday afternoon, where the starlet was in complete costume representing the late vocalist. As you most likely understand by now, Marisa was tapped to play Amy — however individuals online are weeping nasty, stating it’s a total miscast.
Considering the enormous quantity of criticism early set images gotten in the previous couple of weeks, you may’ve believed the studio would make a tweak or 2 to Marisa’s makeup or something — however alas, as seen in these pictures, they’re advancing with what they got here.
Unclear what sort of scene they were shooting precisely — however eyewitnesses inform us it appeared like Amy’s onscreen papa, Eddie Marsan, was dropping her off at a rehabilitation center. That would make sense … this film is focusing on Amy’s rise to fame in the early aughts, when she was still living in London. By then, she’d already been using substances, alcohol and otherwise.
The backlash over Marisa’s casting is likely to continue as the movie moves along in production — frankly, MA looks nothing like Amy … and while the real Amy Winehouse’s own father says it’s not a big deal at all, that’s likely not gonna appease the diehard fanbase.
It’s a bit weird everyone’s so riled up over the fact Marisa’s not a dead ringer for Amy. Truth be told, Hollywood’s been in the habit of casting actors who don’t necessarily look precisely like the iconic musicians they play, especially of late. Austin Butler excluded, of course.
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Plus, ya gotta imagine that the producers — who are working on this with a blessing from Amy’s estate — want to do her legacy justice … so a little trust goes a long way for this sort of thing. As they say, it’s not always about the look — however, more so, the essence.
Bottom line … Marisa still has the potential to wow everybody, so we’ll just have to wait and see what comes of the performance when ‘Back to Black’ eventually hits theaters.
In the meantime, let go of all your Lady Gaga fancast dreams, people — coulda, woulda, shoulda … however it isn’t so. Give Marisa a possibility!
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