Closer spoke with an “exclusive source” close to sassy cultural icon Betty White about her future plans. Documentary filmmaker Steven J. Boettcher (he co-directed the upcoming documentary Betty White: First Lady of Television) reveals that the other Golden Girls actually faked their own deaths and Betty plans to join them soon to implement their plans to take over the world with their own cheesecake junta and transform this planet into one big lanai on which to drink and gossip on. Actually, he says that Betty has no plans to retire anytime soon. Finally – some good news.
Betty “loves working!” according to Steven. The animal rights activist leads a busy life acting, taking care of her many pets, and dancing on Bea Arthur’s grave. I kid (but Betty obviously won that feud on account of her still breathing)!
“She told me, ‘I’m going to be in the saddle forever. She loves working; she loves the challenge. She’s someone that we’re all better off for that she’s lived this long.”
Truer words, my friend. The documentary, which airs on PBS on Aug 21, was previewed at Betty’s 96th birthday party. Steven also says:
“It was at her party with 400 of her closest friends. When it was over, she asked, ‘Does it have too much Betty White?’ It was so cute!”
She’s a modest lady and she might have had to drink her way through all of that night’s acclaim, so she was probably shittoed when she asked that and had forgotten who she was. She’s 96!
Though Betty has been acting since she was in her early 20s, the Golden Girls star has said she takes nothing for granted and is very humbled by her success. “I got an award for everything: inhaling, exhaling. I’ve been so spoiled rotten. I’m the luckiest old broad on two feet. Truly! I’ve always been working at something.”
Steven also revealed to Closer, which apparently has already killed Betty off on their cover (?), that no one hates Betty White and Betty White hates no one. Except for Bea Arthur. And she’s dead.
While filming Betty White: First Lady of Television over the span of 10 years, co-director Boettcher got an up close and personal look at Betty’s life and career. “We spent a great deal of time with her [on this project] and she never said a bad word about anyone. Through her career, every cast and crew member loved working with her. She’d remember every one of their names, their kids, and most importantly, the names of their pets!”
So, she’s still going to work but isn’t going to do interviews? Or did they accidentally go with the cover they had planned for her future post-death tribute issue? She just said she’s fine and has no plans to retire. Let’s keep things a little more upbeat, Closer.