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Robin Williams as Susan Boyle?

The erstwhile Mrs. Doubtfire is angling to play the Brit reality show contestant in a movie


Poor Susan Boyle. As if the overnight singing sensation has not suffered enough, a Hollywood star now feels she would be best represented onscreen by a hirsute guy in drag. Sure, Robin Williams pulled it off as the cross-dressing star of Mrs. Doubtfire. But that was comedy. And like Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie, Williams was playing an out-of-work actor who cross-dressed to get a job. Susan Boyle is no Angelina Jolie, but is female. Give the girl a break. Meryl Streep would be a kinder choice—and she loves accents.

The Guardian

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Robin Williams as Susan Boyle?

  1. This was a joke. Check out Piers Morgan's website. Robin Williams never said this publicly. It was a private comment/joke printed by Piers – which he's now clarifying. The fact that news outlets have picked this up as news says something about the lack of responsibility of many journalists. To be clear – Robin Williams, according to Piers, NEVER was asked to play Susan and WON'T be playing her. Ridiculous.