Big news coming from the mouth of Barbra Streisand that she would love to play the role of Mama Rose in a feature film.
She has been in talks with several people and there are backers like Warner Bros. and Joel Silver for the idea so I think it may actually happen.
While I do love me some Babs, I have to wonder: What the hell are you thinking, gurl? Yes, you have performed some amazing roles, but does the world really need another remake of Gypsy? It’s just been on Broadway for the umpteenth time in recent years, and it already has two versions, one starring Roslyn Russell and the other while it was a TV movie was still a well produced piece starring the Divine Miss M, Bette Midler. There have been many incredible women who have played this iconic role, what would you bring to it that hasn’t already been done?
I love you to death Babs, but please don’t do it. Although I would still go and watch it. There are rumors that Tom Hanks may be asked to play Herbie, which has Barbra even more stoked for this project. So I will ask for not another remake, but won’t deny that I won’t have my behind in a darkened theatre on opening day!
Just for kicks, check out the current diva who played Mama Rose.
No wonder she won the Tony!! Work it, Patti.
Speaking of just for kicks. Every diva has her moments, but I totally agree!!