A television movie about the life and tragic end of Anna Nicole Smith will not include scenes with a character portraying the late Playboy model’s mother, Virgie Arthur. The role of Anna will be played by Willa Ford, who spoke about this calculated omission on the part of those behind the film.
“We didn’t write the mother into the film on purpose. She is not in the movie at all,” she tells Chaunce Hayden in Steppin’ Out magazine. “She just doesn’t deserve to be in the film. If there is one thing Anna wouldn’t want, it’s her mother in a movie about her life.”
I can understand the reasoning behind that…sort of. But, I wonder if that means that they’re not going to refer to her at all, or if she’s going to be this strange, faceless figure. You know, kind of “Muppet Babies” style. All I know is that I’m really hoping that Willa plans on getting all “Raging Bull” on us for Anna’s pre-TrimSpa weight loss, instead of copping out and putting on a fat suit. Can’t you just smell the Emmy?