After stepping in for Demi Moore in “Lovelace,” Sarah Jessica Parker’s role has been cut from the film.
According to Entertainment Weekly, directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman say they chose to alter when the film ended, picking 1980 instead of the planned 1984 – when Linda Lovelace became associated with Parker’s character, famed feminist activist Gloria Steinem.
“You never want to make that call,” Friedman told the mag.
“But she was a pro,” Epstein added.
But could SJP’s take on Steinem make it on to an extended DVD cut for the film?
The filmmakers told EW that they are still seeking distribution for the film about the legendary adult film star (it debuts Tuesday at the Sundance Film Festival), and have yet to figure out DVD details.
Back in February, Parker spoke to Access Hollywood about stepping into the role left vacant, after Moore sought treatment for her health and exhaustion issues.
“It was difficult because, obviously, the circumstances are not ideal,” the actress said at the time. “I obviously conveyed that to the filmmakers [and] that I was aware and I was sorry for the reasons that they had to reach out to me. Also, of course, the somewhat daunting task of playing somebody with very little time [to prepare], who was obviously such an important person in the women’s movement, but also played such a pivotal role in Linda’s life.”
Adding, “And to do it well and properly and not an impersonation, but rather a complete person with not a lot of screen time and not a lot of preparation.”
-- Jesse Spero
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