Brittany Murphy’s father Angelo Bertolotti is upset about the upcoming Lifetime biopic about his late daughter. A lot of people have issues with the biopic and claim that it isn’t giving the full story and that the actress playing Murphy does not look a thing like her.
Angelo spoke out about the biopic to the Examiner and said,
“I am disgusted and outraged that Lifetime decided to produce such a trashy project, defiling the memory of my beautiful, talented daughter, Brittany Murphy. Frankly, I am amazed at their audacity of calling it ‘a true story without conducting any research or consulting with any members of the family. The Brittany Murphy Story is an affront to everything my daughter was in real life. It’s hideous, unauthorized and completely untrue.”
“Lifetime’s casting was atrocious,” he added. “Amanda Fuller, the girl playing Brittany, looks absolutely nothing like her. Everyone looks ridiculous in their bad wigs and the dialogue is nauseating.”
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Fuller defended herself and the film.
“It is what it is,” Fuller told The TV Page. “All of our hearts were in the right place.”
“I would have loved to have months of preparation and time to get down to a really skinny [body] so I could portray her physically better,” she continued. “And we would have loved to have had more money and more time for vocal lessons and stuff like that. But in the end, I think it became less of it being a look-alike piece and more about just trying to capture the essence of who she was.”
Bertolotti is not only upset with the way his daughter is portrayed, but also how the film portrays him as a father.
“To suggest that I was never in Brittany’s life since the age of 2 is absolutely despicable. I was always a part of Brittany’s life and supported both her and her mother,” he said. “Anyone who thinks that [her mother] Sharon and Brittany could afford to move from New Jersey to California by selling Tupperware should have their heads examined.”
Bertolotti doesn’t necessarily blame Fuller for the inaccuracies in the film, but is just upset with the entire thing in general.
“To make a film about Brittany’s life and death, while her true cause of death is pending re-investigation, is in extremely poor taste. It’s completely inappropriate,” he said.
Bertolotti went on to say that he is planning to make his own biopic about his daughter and that it will tell the real story of her life and the people who were a part of it.