Gabrielle Union has already been cast as Chardonnay Lane for the ABC pilot of “Football Wives.” The pilot is an American remake of the hit UK soap “Footballers Wives” revolving around the wives of football players. A little faggy told me that ABC and producer Bryan Singer have begged Heather Locklear to play the lead wife, Tanya Turner. The character of Tanya Turner was played in the UK version to perfection by Zoe Lucker. Seriously, this is one of the greatest TV roles of all-time.
First of all, Heather is too old. The character of Tanya is in her late 20s. Second of all, Heather isn’t good at playing crazy. If they cast Heather, this show will fail. The entire show is dependent on Tanya Turner. When the actress left the show during season 4, the ratings tanked and the show was cancelled. I know ABC loves Heather, but they need to leave her out of FB!
I was also told that the producers and network are thinking of changing the name to “The Wives.” I also heard that Denise Richards auditioned for both the role of Tanya Turner and Chardonnay Lane. Will Heather take the role just to spite Denise?
The pilot is set to shoot very soon with Bryan Singer (X-Men) at the helm. God, I hope they don’t eff up this classic.
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