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Sally Field has admitted that she hasn't received a call about the proposed Mrs Doubtfire sequel.
The actress - who played Miranda Hillard in the 1993 comedy - said that her character's divorce from Robin Williams's Daniel could rule her out of appearing in the follow-up movie.
Asked about the sequel on The Late Show with David Letterman, she said: "I don't know. They didn't call me, but I was the mother that divorced [him], so she's probably off on the Al-Qaeda ranch somewhere."
However, she did suggest that she would be open to appearing in the film if she is asked to be involved.
When Letterman suggested that she won't be in the film, she replied: "Why? I don't know."
Last week, it was announced that Williams is set to reprise the role of Mrs Euphegenia Doubtfire, with Chris Columbus (Harry Potter) set to direct the film.
However, Mara Wilson »
Ann Richards is best remembered for her skewering of George H.W. Bush at the 1988 Democratic National Convention (“Poor George. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth”), and later — somewhat poetically — for losing the Texas governorship to Bush’s son. “All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State” putties in the gaps, painting Richards as the life of every party, albeit someone who had the misfortune to be a Democrat in a deeply red state. HBO’s warmly felt doc isn’t a hard-hitting look, but it does give the late Texan a curtain call she no doubt would have relished.
A former schoolteacher, Richards became the first woman elected to statewide office in Texas when she ran for treasurer in 1982. A gubernatorial race against Clayton Williams — a comically gaffe-prone Republican candidate who kept having to apologize for his more inane and inarticulate statements — swept Richards into the governor’s office, »
- Brian Lowry
In life, things are taken from you. When you experience loss of a spouse or maybe a pet or even an acquaintance, you struggle to grab onto something solid that makes you whole, just as your world is being chipped away. The opening moments of “Boulevard” find Robin Williams' Nolan tending to his bed-ridden father as the image fades in and out. The effect is not over some life-or-death last minute procedure, but of his debates with the doctor over his father's caffeine intake. Often, what is taken from us occurs in the most mundane of ways. Director Dito Montiel scales back for his latest, centered on Nolan, a sixty year old bank employee not at all like previous Montiel protagonists played by Channing Tatum and Liam Hemsworth. Nolan's lifestyle is presented matter-of-factly, his marriage to a loving wife and a comfortable existence in the suburbs distracting from the »
- Gabe Toro
Boulevard, the fifth feature from director Dito Montiel, is an intimate character study. As such, it is but one among many. At festivals, in particular those with a bevy of American independent films, you can’t swing a cat without hitting an intimate character study. And so they try to differentiate themselves, sometimes through gimmicks and sometimes through good old-fashioned artistic vision. In the case of Boulevard the elevator pitch is this: Robin Williams is 60, married to a woman, and secretly gay. His name is Nolan and he has a well-paying but dull job in a small bank. Fair enough. The dramatic conflict, therefore, is his discovery and subsequent acceptance of his homosexuality. It is perhaps tiring at this point to see yet another movie in which being gay is the primary, driving narrative force. It is no longer as interesting as Love Is Strange, for example, a drama that gets to establish the sexual orientation of »
- Daniel Walber
It's wedding season so that means we're asking the tough questions: how would you react if a famous face showed up at your wedding? Well, quite a few lucky couples got to find out when stars like Brad Pitt, Robert Pattinson, and even Queen Elizabeth II made surprise appearances at their nuptials over the years. Keep reading to see which A-listers have popped up during regular folks' big days. Source: Maidenhead Advertiser Brad Pitt Brad Pitt sort of crashed Abi and Daniel Lingwood's wedding September 2013 when he showed up at a hotel bar in Buckinghamshire, England, on Friday and ran into the newlyweds. The bride thought her husband was joking when he spotted him in the hotel, and the two couldn't pass up the opportunity to ask him for a photo. The actor is filming his latest film, Fury, nearby. Conan O'Brien Conan O'Brien showed up at the Atlanta wedding »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
A Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is in the works, but before we get all hot and bothered about that, let's take a minute to review what we love about the 1993 classic. It doesn't matter if you're 5 or 50; Robin Williams is hilarious as Daniel, a down-on-his-luck dad hoping to hold onto partial custody of his kids when his wife (Sally Field) decides to separate. In a stroke of genius, he enlists his brother to construct custom prosthetics to make him look like a nanny, and Mrs. Doubtfire is born. The family has grown up a lot since the movie was released, but we'll always remember them as the Hillards. Take a look at the timeless moments we'll never forget. »
- Maggie Pehanick
In “Boulevard,” a middle-aged married man picks up a gay hustler on the Nashville street where hookers hang out, pays the kid for company instead of sex, and ever-so-gradually begins to confront the secret identity he’s suppressed for so long. Knowing that man is played by Robin Williams (in morose rather than manic mode) tells you everything you need to know about the film, which is well written, acted and directed, and yet somehow never manages to surprise. That approach has its advantages, however, making the unfulfilled character’s sexuality almost secondary to the ways in which straight audiences can relate.
As best friend Winston (Bob Odenkirk) puts it in the film, “Maybe it’s never too late to start living the life you really want” — an optimistic philosophy that may as well be the mantra for a project director Dito Montiel (“A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”) felt »
- Peter Debruge
Jeremy Irons will be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting at the upcoming 57th San Francisco International Film Festival, kicking off this week and running April 24 through May 8. The award will be presented on May 1. The Sf Film Society and its year-round programming will be the beneficiary of the star-studded fundraiser honoring Oscar winner Irons (“Reversal of Fortune”), who will be filling the shoes of Bruce Wayne's trusty butler Alfred in the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman" mashup from Zack Snyder.Meanwhile, Richard Linkater is the recipient of the Founder’s Directing Award; Stephen Gaghan the recipient of the Kanbar Screenwriting Award; and John Lasseter the recipient of the George Gund III Craft of Cinema Award. Previous recipients over the past decade of the Owens Award are Harrison Ford (2013), Judy Davis (2012), Terence Stamp (2011), Robert Duvall (2010), Robert Redford (2009), Maria Bello (2008), Robin Williams (2007), Ed Harris »
- Beth Hanna
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As we all know too well, Mrs. Doubtfire – the seminal Robin Williams-wearing-women’s-clothing comedy — has been officially given a sequel by Fox 2000. Both Williams and the original’s director, Chris Columbus, are on board in the same positions they held last time around. Screenwriter Bonnie Hunt, however, has been replaced with David Berenbaum, of Elf fame (also Zoom, The Haunted Mansion and The Spiderwick Chronicles fame, which might seem a little less impressive). We all know the decades-later sequel drill. Some »
- Adam Bellotto
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Life as a celebrity must be pretty sweet, but what is life like if you happen to have the same name as a major star? When you think about it, names like Robin Williams and Janet Jackson are relatively common, prompting us to go on a search for everyday people who live life with well-known monikers.
We mined the interwebs to find various people willing to share their daily frustrations, flubs, and funny stories that stem from the fact that they’re frequently mistaken for someone else. And with all their charisma and wit, we started to think they might actually be more interesting than the stars who bear their names!
Watch our video featuring four of the people who talked with us, and then hop into our gallery to read the hilarious stories from more folks with famous names.
[Photo Credit: Getty Images/provided photographs] »
When Mike Nichols’s The Birdcage was released in 1996, it made $185 million worldwide, a truly astonishing fact. There are so many reasons why The Birdcage would never ever be made today, let alone make so much money. We’re talking about an R-rated comedy with no gross-out or potty humor. It isn’t a buddy comedy or an action comedy or even a particularly romantic comedy. Its four main characters are quite a bit over the age of 40. Dianne Wiest has an above-the-title credit, for God’s sakes. This is a film geared towards just about every audience but the young straight men Hollywood targets with its comedies today.
Of course The Birdcage is a gay movie. Its leading couple is gay, the plot hinges on a gay secret, and there’s lots of drag and swishing and short shorts. There’s no actual sex, or even too many sexual allusions, »
- Bryan Rucker
20th Century Fox
It’s been a bit of a crazy week in the movie industry, and we’ve got a whole host of things to discuss in regards to the biggest movie and TV news that dominated our RSS feeds over the last seven days. Tinseltown is a busy place, and now that we’re getting farther into 2014 we’re getting more and more updates about what movies will be dominating our cinemas for the foreseeable future, and which shows we’ll likely be tuning into week after week.
We’ve got a few new comic book adaptations on the way that will grace both the small screen and the silver screen; and we heard updates about whether or not Spider-Man could ever fight alongside the Avengers, or if Fox wants the Fantastic Four showing up alongside the X-Men. We’ve also got a big casting rumour to cross »
- James Garcia
There is not a day that goes by that we aren't falling to our knees, shaking our fists to the sky and yelling: "Why hasn't there been a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel?!" Wait, no. That's not what we yell. We yell: "Why hasn't anyone punched Justin Bieber in the face yet?! Also, I need a cookie!" So while we can't say that we've been waiting for a sequel to the 1993 Robin Williams comedy for a long time, we can say that when news broke that Williams and director Chris Columbus were toying around with the idea of a second Mrs. Doubtfire film, we were intrigued. But intrigued in a very skeptical way. That movie was so much fun and so wonderful on its own. The ending was »
Scandal crushed Thursday rivals with its highest-rated season finale. The closer was up 15 percent from last year to draw its second-largest audience of all time — 10.5 million viewers and a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. Overall this season, the soapy drama was up 43 percent in the demo to post its best season ever, at least in the ratings.
As for the rest of the broadcast lineup … well … not so great. The Community finale was down 23 percent from last season and the Parenthood finale was down 28 percent from last season. And CBS’ one-hour Crazy Ones finale was really soft for a CBS comedy, with »
- James Hibberd
An explosive “Scandal” season finale led ABC to an easy win in the key demographic Thursday, as CBS won in total viewers. Thursday also had several notable series lows, including CBS's season finale of Robin Williams’ “The Crazy Ones,” NBC's “Hollywood Game Night” and a “Parks and Recreation” episode in which Leslie Knope received some huge news. The CW's “The Vampire Diaries” hit a low and “Reign” tied one. Also read: 5 Crazy Things That Happened on the ‘Scandal’ Season 3 Finale ABC scored a 2.2 rating/7 share in the key 18-49 demographic, and was second-place in total viewers with 7.3 million. »
- Tim Molloy
It was just revealed that Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus will return for a sequel to "Mrs Doubtfire." While fans of the original 1993 film are happy to hear that a follow-up is happening, not everyone is excited about the news. Mara Wilson, who played youngest child in "Mrs. Doubtfire," tweeted that she has nothing to do with the sequel and she doesn't plan to be a part of it. "For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the 'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel, nor will I," she wrote. "I've been in some mediocre movies, but I've never been in a sequel. And I have no interest in being in one now." When asked why she's so against the film, Wilson replied: "Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think 'Doubtfire' ended where it needed to end. I'm »
Wilson, now 26, was just five years old when she got her breakout role in Mrs. Doubtfire as the youngest of three children, Natalie Hillard. Wilsen went on to earn a place in pop culture history when she played Susan Walker in the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street, and is perhaps most beloved for her starring turn in Matilda (1996) After the 90s came to a close, Wilson left professional acting behind, and says she has no intention of picking up where she left off in Hollywood should she be asked to participate in a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel.
“For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I,” Wilson proclaimed on Twitter Thursday, April »
While The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive report that Fox 2000 is working on a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire may have been welcome news to fans of the 1993 film, one of the movie's most memorable castmembers wants nothing to do with the project. Mara Wilson, who played youngest child Natalie, tweeted that she has nothing to do with the sequel and she doesn't plan to be a part of it. Video: Robin Williams' Clever Combination of Prosthetics in 'Mrs. Doubtfire' "I've been in some mediocre movies, but I've never been in a sequel. And I have no interest in being in
- Hilary Lewis
Mrs. Doubtfire is officially getting a sequel, with Robin Williams and original director Chris Columbus already attached to the follow-up about the dad who goes undercover as a female nanny to be near his kids. There are no details about the plot yet, but given that the movie came out 21 years ago, we're wondering what the original cast is up to. Obviously we know Williams's star has never waned, but what happened to all the Hillard kids? Find out here! Source: 20th Century Fox View Slideshow › »
- Shannon Vestal
There has been a nostalgia boom in movie news lately, with the latest story to grab hearts across America being the announced sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire. The 1993 comedy featured divorcee Robin Williams dressing up in drag as an old lady pretending to be his children's new nanny. Many were delighted that Williams would be returning alongside original director Chris Columbus for Mrs. Doubtfire 2. One person who isn't happy about the news? Original star Mara Wilson, who thinks the movie will probably suck. And she's probably right.
Mara played one of the three Hillard children, youngest daughter of recently divorced parents Daniel and Miranda (Robin Williams, Sally Field). The actress claims that she has nothing to do with this new take on the classic comedy, nor will she be associated with it at all, disowning the impending sequel. In a twitter blast, she also goes onto express her feelings towards sequels in general, »
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