WEIRDLAND: Kirsten as Blondie?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Kirsten as Blondie?

"One little tease of a line at the end of Liz Smith’s column in Variety suggests that Kirsten Dunst is going to play Debbie Harry in a big screen version of Harry’s life story.

Our immediate reaction is not the same you’ve-got-to-be-fucking-kidding-me thing we felt when it was announced that Zooey Deschanel had won the epic battle to represent Janis Joplin onscreen, but it’s close.

As revealed in this side-by-side shot, Dunst actually looks a bit like Harry — heart-shaped face, the wide-set eyes, the cheekbones, the being-blond thing.

But, like, no! It’s fine with us when rockers want to do TV or movies (we just watched Johnny Cash play a version of himself in an old Columbo episode the other night — freaking awesome) but no actor can actually play a rock star. There is no one the movie-making world could offer up that would be worthy of playing Debbie Harry, or Janis, or Joey Ramone, or Iggy Pop (Elijah Wood?!?? Please, god, no!)

Are we insane? Who would you like to see in the Debbie Harry role?"
(by Elizabeth Goodman) Source: Rolling Stone


penny lane said...

Beautiful pictures again, Kendra!
Was never much into Debbie Harry or her music, but I'd say let Kirsten show what she can do with Debbie's character if the role is offered to her. But then again perhaps this is just one of those rumors...

Simon Agent 002 said...

I perfer Kirsten,with blonde hair.
Kirsten does look very simular to Harry.

gr77 said...

the journalist is biased.
joaquin phoenix for example did an excellent job portraing johny cash.
i can't think of a better choice than kirsten to play debbie harry.
she can pull it off because,except the obvious similarity,she's strong and full of life, which i think is debbie's main characteristic.

Kendra said...

I agree, gr77, Joaquin Phoenix was more than accurate in his performance of Johnny Cash.
Penny Lane, I was more fond of Patti Smith or Ramones than Blondie during the New-Wave, those CBGB concerts and pop-punk era in N.Y., but "Heart of Glass" is one of my favourite hits. Here you can hear Debbie Harry sing "Heart of Glass"

penny lane said...

Yes, Kendra, I do know Heart of Glass and that's a great song but I am not too familiar with the rest of her and her band's music.
But Dusty Springfield - YES! - terrific singer - perhaps someone will make a great film about Dusty one day (heard Ang Lee was contemplating doing one but that turned out to be just a rumor).
One of my favorite all-time songs is Patti Smith's 'Because the Night' (Bruce Springsteen used to do a great version of that one during his live-concerts late 70's - early 80's).

Kendra said...

^^I read that rumour in Joblo site, the star who supposedly was going to play Dusty Springfield was Charlize Theron, and Kate Moss as one of her lovers in the biopic (a sort of a pop BBM perpetred by Ang Lee). That idea had potential!