Rooney Mara will play Audrey Hepburn in Call Me by Your Name directed by Luca Guadagnino.
In the upcoming Apple film, Oscar-nominated star “Carol” also plays a producer role, but some fans were referring to a different actress for the role of the Breakfast at Tiffany’s legend.
Twitter wants Lily Collins to play Audrey Hepburn
Much like the backlash after choosing Nicole Kidman to play Lucille Ball instead of comedian Debra Messing’s unofficial lookalike, some believe Lily Collins might be more suited to the role of Hepburn than Mara.
It cannot be denied that both Mara and Collins share similarities, bearing a resemblance to Hepburn that can only be improved with makeup and hair. Collins, however, seems to have channeled her inner Audrey several times into her show Emily in Paris, perhaps leading some fans to believe that she is perfect for a biopic about a cool icon.
The casting conversation turned into a rather heated discussion on Twitter: some defended Mara in the role, while others were adamant that Collins would be the right choice.
“Lily Collins would be my choice. Rooney Mara doesn’t seem to have the inner light that Audrey had, ”wrote one Collins fan.
“It’s not too late to pick Lily Collins, give her more money than netflix,” another person wrote.
Unfortunately, discourse has proven to be yet another boring example of women being pitted against each other on social media.
“Rooney Mara has played very interesting roles in the past. I’m so sick of people turning her against Lily Collins because of this. Stop turning women against women. It is now 2022 and it is getting old, ”one person wrote.
Mara and Collins’ upcoming project
Along with the Audrey Hepburn biopic, Mara and Guadagnino will team up on another project: a reimagining of Evelyn Waugh’s 1945 classic novel, Return to Brideshead for the BBC.
Moreover, Maru and her partner, actor Joaquin Phoenix, will next be seen together on the screen in the film Polaris, directed by Lynn Ramsey.
As for Collins, it looks like she’s very busy with her own producing and starring role in one of Netflix’s most beloved and hated series, Emily in Paris.
Now in its second season, the show about Collins’ main character taking the French capital by storm could be extended for a third after this big, final cliffhanger. The actress will also produce and star in the film about Polly Pocket, directed by Lena Dunham.
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