Critics immediately expressed their dismay at Abella’s casting as Winehouse.
THE Mitch Winehousefather of the late singer, Amy Winehouse expressed his support for the cast of the upcoming film about his daughter’s life.
Her choice Marissa Abellawho will play Amy Winehouse in the film “Back to Black‘, has been criticized by fans, who claim that the actress bears no resemblance to the late English musician.
One of music’s greatest artists, Amy Winehouse, comes to the big screen in Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Back to Black. With cameras rolling from next week, we’re thrilled to release this first look at rising star Marisa Abela as Amy. pic.twitter.com/owZGXwOWP3
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Filming on the biopic began on January 16, in London, with photos released on social media showing Abella in action. Critics immediately expressed their dismay at the casting of Abella.
However, the singer’s father has publicly supported the young actress, telling US website TMZ: “Marissa is a great choice for the role, even if she doesn’t look exactly like Amy.”
Abella will play the late singer in the biopic ‘Back to Black’, directed by Sam Taylor Johnson, who is best known for the John Lennon biopic ‘Nowhere Boy’ and ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ .
this is fucking revolting. pic.twitter.com/oOrpDuO5oc
— sid ☥ (@ienvythebirds) January 21, 2023
THE Eddie Marsan will appear as Amy’s father in the film. Mitch Winehouse pointed out that the British actor doesn’t look like him either.
According to the publication, the father of the singer defended the actors of “Back to Black” saying that Hollywood movies place too much emphasis on looks and that there are many examples of actors who are not identical to the real life person they are portraying.
THE Jack O’Connell will appear as Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder Civil, whom she divorced in 2009, two years before her death in July 2011.
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