We have been hearing rumors for a while now that Miss Katy Perry may be headed for movie star land all because of her good looks. Won’t Russell Brand be eating crow when that happens?
Who knew that the hit pop star would be considered a hit star in Hollywood? Well the new rumor in the mill is that she may just be playing the part of Mary Austin, the late Freddie Mercury’s common-law wife.
This is what MTV had to say:
Katy Perry is reportedly being lined up to play Queen legend Freddie Mercury’s girlfriend in a new film.
According to The Mirror, K-Pez is being considered for the role of Mary Austin and if successful, will star alongside funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen who is set to portray Freddie.
Baron Cohen is said to be already working with remaining Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor on the biopic – which is apparently due to start filming next year.
A pal of Perry’s is quoted by the newspaper as saying that the Teenage Dream hitmaker would be thrilled to play Austin, adding: “Katy would love to be in the film as she is such a huge fan. Katy has a similar look to Mary and would be a brilliant foil to Sacha.”
Mercury famously dated Mary in the 1970?s for six years before admitting that he was bisexual, causing the couple to separate.
Freddie later claimed that despite having several male partners, he remained close to Austin calling her his “common-law” wife.
Before his death in 1991 after a battle with HIV, Freddie said: “All my lovers asked me why they couldn’t replace Mary. But it’s simply impossible.”
Some people feel this could spell pure disaster for any movie that employs Katy and her inexperience as an actress. We feel that maybe this isn’t the part for her but what do we know, we are not Hollywood producers. What do you think: Will Katy manage to redeem her image as a movie star or will she just make a complete ass out of herself like usual? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Time will tell as to whether Katy will get the part or not.