Gwen Stefani Prepares For New Role

June 26th, 2006 // 8 Comments

Since it looks like she’s got the motherhood thing down pretty well, Gwen Stefani is in talks to star in her second film. She is in talks to play the lead in the Tennesse Williams screenplay Baby Doll. This would be a much more substantial role than that of Jean Harlow in The Aviator.

The film, originally made in 1956 starring Carroll Baker and Karl Malden, features a gorgeous young woman who promises her failed businessman husband that their marriage will be consummated a year from their nuptials, according to film website

The husband, who is desperate to bed his wife, and dying to get his business going again, decides to burn down the plant of this arch-rival.

After his plant is burned down, his rival has to use the husband’s plant to producer cotton, but things start to go awry when he meets Baby Doll.

Stefani Researches Second Film Role [Teen Hollywood]

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By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. J

    hate to say it, but she is too old to play baby doll. baby doll is 17 or 18 in the movie…plus the original was great, who needs a remake?

  2. oh dear! i just cannot wait until the release of kingston’s debut reggae album!

  3. lucrece

    I just don’t get all that red lipstick when she’s with the baby!! when I’m near babies, i love to smother them with kisses and cuddles!!!

  4. J. you are right. she is too old.
    the original was a great film..

    i dont know why she would even consider this. there are plenty o’ other platinum blonde movie roles to remake. or maybe, gasp, she could play a brunette! no, forget i even said it. crazy idea.

  5. conrad

    Nevermind the lipstick – please notice she has the good sense to put a hat on the baby, and hold it with two hands. Brittney, please take note on the attributes of a good parenting…

  6. Emma in London

    I love that gal and I love seeing her looking so damn happy! As Conrad said I think Ms Spears could do with some Mommy lessons from Gwen

  7. What a cute baby I had a dream about when u died in a moterbike crash that was sad

  8. Dave Patrick

    Well, this is old news now, and I suppose (or hope) that the idea has fallen through. In any case, Stefani didn’t look so great as Harlow in the Aviator (as coincidence would have it, another Carroll Baker role), as she’s anything but Harlow-soft-and-doughy. Gwen’s a little hard and at least fifteen years too old. Baby Doll was so much a film of its time, with actors who understood Williams’ dialogue and style, that this seems more of a stunt than a real project. I can’t seem to find anything else on this deal beyond the original announcement, so maybe it’s dead-in-the-water. One can at least hope.

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