Not all blonds are created equal.
The sister of late actress Sharon Tate thinks that despite Jennifer Lawrence winning an Oscar, the “Joy” star lacks the stunning beauty necessary to tackle the role of Sharon in an upcoming Quentin Tarantino film.
“Not that I have anything against her, but she’s not pretty enough to play Sharon,” Debra Tate told TMZ. “And that’s a horrible thing to say, but I have my standards.”
The eccentric “Pulp Fiction” director is set to take Tate’s 1969 murder to the big screen, and has reportedly approached Lawrence and Australian actress Margot Robbie to potentially bring the star to life.
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And, as far as Debra’s concerned, it’s only Robbie who gets the seal of approval.
“My pick would be Margot simply because of her physical beauty,” she said. “And the way she even carries herself is similar to that of Sharon. Physical beauty wouldn’t be so important but Sharon’s six years of her public life were all based on that incredibly beautiful, natural, perfect look in both soul, heart and spirit. So that’s what I’m looking to try to capture.”
Tate was 26 years old and eight-months pregnant when she and four others were murdered in her home by members of the Manson family. Her husband, director Roman Polanski, was away in Europe filming a movie at the time.
Tate, who was older than Debra, was an actress whose star was on the rise after she received a Most Promising Newcomer Golden Globe nomination for 1967’s “Valley of the Dolls.”
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Though Sharon’s portrayer has yet to be officially cast, Debra insists she should have a say in who eventually nabs the role — both personally, and legally, as she owns the rights to Sharon’s intellectual licensing.
“I feel that Mr. Tarantino needs to reach out to me,” she told the gossip site. “I’m not necessarily opposed to the project, but I am very concerned in how he would portray my sister and I would like to sit down and have a chat with him. He needs to, in my opinion, portray her as she was and not sensationalize or go into a lot of these nut internet rumors.”
Charles Manson and three associates, Susan Atkins, Linda Kasbian and Patricia Krenwinkel, were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison for their brutal crimes in 1971.
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