This Just In: Faye Dunaway (Verbally) Bitchslaps Hilary Duff


First off: I don’t intend to post gossip items here on anything approaching a regular basis, but this one is a perfect storm of cattiness that’s just too good to pass up. There was quite a bit of buzz earlier in the week about Variety’s scoop that Hilary Duff (star of dreck such as Raise Your Voice, which I heroically endured previously reviewed here) had been cast in a remake of 1967’s Bonnie & Clyde. Oh wait, excuse me—according to Variety’s paraphrasing of screenwriter/director Tonya S. Holly this will be “a new adaptation of the story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow rather than a remake of the 1967 classic film starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty.” Yes, it’s a horrible idea, yes it will be a horrible movie if it even makes it direct to DVD, let alone theaters, so naturally those cheeky monkeys at I Watch Stuff and /Film were quick to make some clever digs at the talent and resumés of those involved (Air Bud 3: World Pup, anyone?), but they have nothing on original Bonnie Faye Dunaway, who the Chicago Sun-Times reports gave poor ol’ Duffster the verbal equivalent of a wire hanger beatdown: ”Couldn’t they at least cast a real actress?” Two words: Mee. Yow. Saucer of milk, table two!

This gem of bitchiness brought to my attention by Big Screen Little Screen.


3 Responses to “This Just In: Faye Dunaway (Verbally) Bitchslaps Hilary Duff”

  1. 1 Raj
    January 31, 2009 at 1:27 am

    Bette Davis showed up on Letterman three year prior to her passing and called Faye Dunaway the worst actress to ever work with.

    And the torch is passed…

  2. January 31, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Hey Raj,

    Thanks for stopping by! I couldn’t find a video clip of the exchange you mentioned, but did find a transcript here:
    Ms. Davis demonstrates that being completely honest is so much more crushing than being bitchy.

  3. February 5, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    hilarious! and the torch IS passed…

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