When it was first announced last year that Renée Zellweger was going to play Judy Garland in a biopic, I was skeptical to say the least. But then three months ago, the first picture of Renée as Judy in Judy was released, and I realized it wasn’t going to be the three-alarm mess I had anticipated. I almost got a little excited for it. The same can’t be said for Liza Minnelli, who recently let it be known that she wants nothing to do with Renée as her mama.
According to The Wrap, Judy is set for release sometime in 2019. It’s based on the stage play End of the Rainbow, which focuses on the last year of Judy’s life in 1968, specifically her performances at The Talk of the Town in London, and her relationship with Mickey Deans. According to IMDb, there’s even a character of Liza in the film. Filming is still underway, and recently Radar Online posted a story with the following headline: Renée Zellweger Bonds With Liza Minnelli While Playing Mom Judy Garland In Biopic. Liza linked to the article yesterday on Facebook and provided her side of the story. Which is that there has been no bonding, because she doesn’t know her.
I have never met nor spoken to Renee Zellweger… I don’t know how these stories get started, but I do not approve nor…
According to Liza, not only has she never spoken to Renée, she hasn’t given Judy her stamp of approval. Radar has since removed their article about Liza and Renée.
Liza didn’t explain why she’s so opposed to Judy. The obviously explanation would be that it’s her mama, and it’s a sensitive subject. Or maybe that Facebook post wasn’t even written by Liza, but ghost written by a still-bitter Anne Hathaway. What evidence do I have? How about the fact that Liza’s Facebook post didn’t sound at all like what I would imagine a denial released by her would sound like. If it was penned by Liza, it would probably something more along the lines of this:
“Darlings, whoever is this squinty-eyed ingenue from the pictures? My assistant informed me over my creamed eggs and spinach at lunch that the papers are reporting we’ve been talking, but that just can’t be! The only person I’ve been gabbing with lately has been my marvelous cape designer, Baxter St. Valentine.”