Biopics seem like the ultimate honor to document someone’s mark on the world. But making a biopic is a tough task. When choosing the cast, the director must walk a fine line between selecting for their physical similarity and selecting them for the talent required to play the part. However, the most important thing is to get permission from celebs or their family to producing a movie about them.
Despite getting the nod from them, some movies have incited negative responses from the famous people who were supposed to represent them as well as a large number of fans. These movies added some untrue details that make everyone misunderstand their personalities and habits and then have a bad opinion of them.
Scrolling down to see what celebs and their families said about their biopics.
#1 Lily James as Pamela Anderson in the series “Pam & Tommy”
The movie is about the love story of Pamela Anderson (played by Lily James) and her then-husband Tommy Lee, including the episode where their honeymoon tap. But Pamela Anderson wasn’t interested in the idea and thought this project is “an awful joke”.
#2 Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee in the series “Pam & Tommy”
In contrast to Pamela Anderson’s opinion, Tommy Lee was glad that the series was made. He told to Sebastian Stan that “The story is actually cool, but what actually happened wasn’t. But he tells me it’s pretty wild”.
#3 Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in the movie “Judy”
Although “Judy” won numerous awards, Liza Minnelli, the daughter of the legendary Judy, was not going to watch it. she didn’t approve or sanction it in any way.
#4 Austin Butler as Elvis Presley in the movie “Elvis”
Elvis’ ex-wife watched the movie “Elvis” and like it so much. She even invited everyone to watch it. She praised Austin Butler’s wonderful acting but did not mention the performance of the actress who portrayed her.
#5 Will Smith as Richard Williams in the drama “King Richard”
Source: Paul Harris
“King Richard” received lots of positive reviews from viewers, especially tennis stars. Serena cried when watching the scenes featuring her later sister, Yetunde Price while Venus Williams said the movie highlighted the significance of her family’s role in the making of the two tennis champions.
#6 Michelle Williams as Abigail Harris, J. Paul Getty’s daughter-in-law, in the movie “All the Money in the World”
“All the Money in the World” depicts the events surrounding the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. Abigail Harris, the mother of the child, watch the movie and liked it. she said that her family was treated with great respect, while Getty was shown to be a little gentler than he really was.
#7 Paul Dano as Brian Wilson in the movie “Love & Mercy”
Source: Michael Ochs Archives
Brian Wilson praised Paul Dano’s performance when the actor sang like him. He said, “He practiced for a while to sing like me, and he sang very, very much like me”.
#8 Christian Serratos as Selena in “Selena: The Series”
Source: Vinnie Zuffante
The singer’s brother, A. B. Quintanilla felt satisfied with Christian Serratos’ performance because it made fans closer to Selena.
#9 Emmy Rossum as Angelyne in the series “Angelyne”
Source: Stephen Shugerman
Angelyne refused to watch the movie though she is the producer of the series. She shared that Emmy Rossum, who portrayed her, looked nothing like her.
#10 Amy Adams as Margaret Keane in the movie Big Eyes
Margaret Keane was pleasant to watch the movie though it was about the worst part of her life. Margaret was especially impressed with Amy Adams who played her in the movie. She said, “She portrayed exactly the way I was feeling. I don’t know how she can do it without even saying a word”.