Saint Paris?

Not that I haven't already lost all faith in Hollywood, or Bollywood's, ability to produce quality work, but this just takes things to a whole new level.

Director taps Paris Hilton for role of Mother Theresa.

As funny as that can be, it's all but extremely offensive. Mother Theresa was one of the most amazing human beings to ever grace our planet, and Paris Hilton's essence is going to somehow capture that? Hmm. One woman spent her life selflessly serving lepers and the poorest of the poor in India. The other thinks Calcutta is a new knife set her daddy is going to get her.

For how many amazing actresses there are out there, this is inexcusable. And if the director were truly intelligent, he'd know that anything he puts the socialite in won't do well at the box office. It's in his best moral and financial interests to drop her.

Posted by Portia at April 5, 2006 07:45 AM | TrackBack

it's pretty much not a done deal

there's really not a market for the film, actually. the reason he'd want her is to get financing for the film. $11 million is about as much as CSI takes to make one episode. and that doesn't include paying the cast.

Posted by: MacStansbury at April 5, 2006 08:38 AM