CLAIM: Liza Minnelli Upset About Anne Hathaway Playing Judy Garland
“Liza Minnelli doesn’t want Oscar winner Anne Hathaway dancing down the yellow brick road as her mother Judy Garland!” reports the National Enquirer.
According to the tabloid, Minnelli “would rather see Lady Gaga or Katie Holmes play the legendary Wizard of Oz star in a big-screen biopic.” One “insider” tells the Enquirer, “Liza doesn’t think Anne is the right person to portray her mom.” The tabloid tipster says Hathaway “desperately wants Liza’s blessing,” but Minnelli is supposedly “blowing her off.”
“She’s haunted by the tragic figure Anne played in Les Miz and worries that the same kind of darkness will come through if Anne plays her mom,” the Enquirer source says of Minnelli. “She thinks that Gaga or Katie will give a more uplifting performance as Judy during those difficult times.”
Wow, so does Minnelli really have a problem with Hathaway, or is this just another example of the Enquirer starting trouble for the actress? Gossip Cop reached out to a rep for Minnelli, who told us the story is totally off base. “Liza Minnelli adores Anne Hathaway,” we’re told, and the younger actress actually came over to speak with Minnelli at last month’s Academy Awards. We’re told, “Liza complimented her on her dress as she thinks she is quite beautiful.” The notion that she’s upset about Hathaway portraying Garland is simply not true.
What do you think about Anne Hathaway playing Judy Garland?