Rooney Mara Facing Backlash Over Audrey Hepburn Casting

Rooney MaraSoon, it will be available Audrey HepburnMany fans are not happy with this. Twitter is engaged because another A-lister was overlooked. Here’s what’s going on.

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Luca Guadagnino will direct a Hepburn biopic. Mara will play the legendary Roman Holiday star and scored a producer’s credit as well. The film has already been hated for years before its release. Hepburn was an icon whose life spans decades. This is a promising role that could earn Mara an Academy Award.

Fans Wanted Someone Else

Lily Collins, the best-known for Emily In ParisHepburn’s daughter,, has a passing resemblance. She’s also a fan of Hepburn’s and has posed as the SabrinaStar on occasion. Collins was a beloved star and her fans are furious. They quickly took to social media to vent their anger.

Some think she’s been disrespected, for she’s been working hard in films like Les Miserables. This logic is a little flimsy, but it’s an argument presented to dispel the idea that Collins is only capable of Emily in Paris-level acting.

Another Twitter user pointed out that Collins was compared to Kristen Stewart. Stewart’s reputation was warped thanks to the monumental success of Twilight, but she’s earning tons of buzz for her role of Princess Diana.

Others may feel differently. Hepburn did win an Oscar for her very first film, so perhaps Collins just wasn’t up to snuff.

This whole issue sounds a little familiar, doesn’t it? Nicole Kidman has just played Lucille Ball in Being The Ricardos. Despite Ball’s family praising her performance, fans still don’t think she was the right choice. Debra Messing was a campaigner for the role. She can now only see Kidman take home a Golden Globe.

Collins (Probably) Doesn’t Care

Collins is just 32. The world is big enough to support more than one Hepburn biopic. Collins still has reasons to celebrate this week, despite that fact. Collins has announced that the renewal of Emily in ParisA third and fourth season are planned. This alone should keep her busy through the entire filmmaking process.

Collins will not speak out if she feels any vengeance toward Mara.