Rooney Mara is set to play Audrey Hepburn in a biopic directed by ‘Call Me By Your Name’ filmmaker, Luca Guadagnino.The upcoming Apple film also sees the ‘Carol’ Oscar-nominated star in a producing role, but some fans had another actress in mind for the role of the ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ legend.
Twitter Wants Lily Collins To Play Audrey Hepburn
Similarly to the backlash following the casting of Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball instead of the comedian’s unofficial lookalike Debra Messing, some think that Lily Collins might be more suitable for the role of Hepburn than Mara.
It is undeniable that both Mara and Collins have similar features, bearing a resemblance to Hepburn that can only be enhanced through makeup and hair. Collins, however, seems to have channeled her inner Audrey on her show ‘Emily in Paris’ on multiple occasions, perhaps having some fans sold on the idea of her being the perfect fit for a biopic on the classy icon.
The conversation on casting became a pretty heated debate on Twitter, with some defending Mara in the role and other being adamant that Collins would have been the right choice.
Lily Collins would have been my pick. Rooney Mara doesn’t seem to have the inner light that Audrey did.— Kevin A. Reilly (@Kevin_A_Reilly) January 7, 2022
“Lily Collins would have been my pick. Rooney Mara doesn’t seem to have the inner light that Audrey did,” one Collins fan wrote.
“it’s not too late to cast lily collins, give her more money than netflix,” another person wrote.
Sadly, the discourse seemed to be another tiring instance of women being pit against each other on social media.
“Rooney Mara has portrayed some very interesting roles in the past. I’m so sick of people pitting her against Lily Collins for this. Quit setting up women against women. It’s 2022, and it’s getting old,” one person tweeted.
Mara And Collins’ Upcoming Project
Alongside the Audrey Hepburn biopic, Mara and Guadagnino will team up on another project: a reimagining of Evelyn Waugh’s classic 1945 novel ‘Brideshead Revisited’ for the BBC.
Moreover, Mara and her partner, actor Joaquin Phoenix, will be next be seen together on screen in ‘Polaris’, directed by Lynn Ramsay.
As for Collins, it looks like she is pretty busy with her own producing and starring role on one of Netflix’s most loved-hated series, ‘Emily in Paris’.
Now in its second season, the show about Collins’ titular character taking the French capital by storm might be renewed for a third instalment following that big, final cliffhanger. The actress will also produce and star in a movie about doll Polly Pocket, directed by Lena Dunham.