Mary-Louise Parker not stepping in as Gloria Steinem in the Linda Lovelace biopic, as had been reported.
By Kevin P. Sullivan
A report from Us Weekly on Friday (January 27) claimed that “Weeds” star Mary-Louise Parker was stepping in to replace Demi Moore in “Lovelace.” However, according to a press release, a different Parker — Sarah Jessica Parker — will step in for Moore as Gloria Steinem in the Linda Lovelace biopic.
Moore dropped out of the film earlier this week after being hospitalized for “exhaustion,” and the search for her replacement began soon afterward. The film, which is currently filming in Los Angeles, stars Amanda Seyfried as the famous 1970s porn star.
On Thursday, actress Chloë Sevigny joined the cast of “Lovelace” as a journalist, sparking speculation that she could be the one to replace Moore. When sources confirmed to Us Weekly that Mary-Louise Parker would take the role of Steinem, this no longer appeared to be the case. Hours after Us‘ initial report, the film’s directors, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (“Howl”), confirmed with Entertainment Weekly that Sarah Jessica Parker was Moore’s true replacement, declaring the previous report erroneous. A press release announcing the news was sent to MTV News shortly thereafter.
Moore officially left the film Tuesday amid controversy surrounding her hospitalization, which a rep for the actress referred to as Moore’s decision to “seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health.” Since Moore’s hospitalization, rumors have run rampant seeking an explanation for the medical emergency. Claims of drug and nitrous-oxide abuse arose shortly after word of the incident broke.
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