Teenmag.com interviewed Justin Long who stars with Britney Spears new movie, Not a Girl. Justin says of Spears, “Everyone there was so cool, including Britney. It was just like a joy to work on that movie.” Justin also hopes “people don’t have a hard time believing [Britney] as [a dork].”
Fox News’ Roger Friedman reports Mariah Carey’s movie ‘Glitter’ is about to end its wide run in theaters this Friday. The flick took in a pitiful gross under $5 million. Carey stars in the film that centers on the life and times of a struggling singer from the early club music scene in the 1980s.
IMDB reports Justin Long commenting on his dream job of working with Britney Spears as he admits, “It was a dream job – it was the best job. I got to spend four hours with Britney in our underwear – and they paid me for it.” Justin was surprised to get the role adding, “I went in for a lark because I thought it would be fun to say I auditioned for the Britney Spears movie. But I really thought I had no chance.”
Mariah Carey’s ‘Glitter’ performed miserably in a weak movie weekend as estimates for the film show it only drawing $2.5 million, which wasn’t enough even to make the top 10. ‘Hardball’ was the top film for the week but only drew $8.2 million in sales. Carey stars in the film centering on the life and times of a struggling singer from the early club music scene in the 1980s.
More horrific reviews of Mariah Carey’s Glitter are coming in as Detroit Free Press movie critic Terry Lawson gives the film only 1 star as he claims, “While ‘Glitter,’ designed to launch singer Mariah Carey’s movie career, is blatantly modeled on “A Star Is Born,” it may send Carey’s already falling star plummeting into the ground.”
Premiere’s October issue has an in depth profile of Britney Spears’ upcoming movie, tentatively titled What Friends Are For, which is due out early 2002.
The film’s producer, Ann Carli, says there was pressure to make the movie more sexual had the film not been an independent project, “I would have been dealing with 20 sets of notes from studio people going, ‘It’s Britney Spears, so we need more sex…’ This way, the movie is not diluted by notes from people who are peripherally involved and thinking about marketing concerns.”
Carli says Britney’s boss at Jive, Clive Calder was pleased with the day of filming he saw during the project as Carli revealed Clive “Never made a comment, never said a work, except, ‘let me know when it’s done.'” Carli says Calder Ok’d the movie was to give Britney “the chance to take her career to the next level. That’s pretty awesome.”
Adults may not enjoy the movie though, as Carli admits, “To me, I was making a movie for 13 year olds” that completely worship Britney in a way “you can only feel when you’re 13 or 14.”