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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

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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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