haley has responded to critics who have questioned why the singer should make a movie about his life. “I didn’t show up anywhere and asked someone to make a movie about me,” Halsey posted on social media.
Negative comments about a potential Halsey biopic swirled on Twitter this week, after the singer, who uses the pronouns she/they, said Jimmy Fallon that a film about his life was being prepared.
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The TV presenter proposed that Strange things star millie bobby brown she would be a great Halsey on screen. When Brown found out about her, she posted on her Instagram Stories that she would be “too down” to take on the role.
And that’s where the drama began.
People took to Twitter to wonder why there would be a Halsey biopic in the first place.
“What’s interesting about his life that deserves a biopic?” a Twitter user I ask.
“I thought they were just for legends like Aretha, Elvis and Ray Charles.”
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another user wrote“Who’s asking for a Halsey biopic?”, which garnered responses like “literally no one.”
Halsey decided to respond to the backlash herself, posting on Twitter: “I didn’t show up anywhere and asked someone to make a movie about me. A studio bought the rights to make it ONE DAY and I was like ‘okay! Great! ‘ The best thing that ever happened to me because the guy hired to write it became my baby’s daddy!”
This shows how long a potential movie has been in the works. In 2017, Halsey met director and writer Alev Aydin; today, he is her partner and the father of her son, Ender.
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Alev followed Halsey on tour and interviewed her over the years. During their time together, Halsey said that “after being friends for a long time, we fell in love.”
The film is now on hold because, as Halsey put it, Aydin went from being the director to being a “main character.”
In the same Jimmy Fallon interview that started this whole mess, Halsey agreed that Brown would be perfect to play her on the big screen.
“It’s a bit strange how much we look alike,” they said. “It’s like, ‘Oh no, we actually look like sisters.’”
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Brown has recently spoken about the struggles with being over-sexualized by the media, now that she turned 18.
“It can be really overwhelming,” Brown continued. “I’ve definitely been dealing with it more in the last two weeks after turning 18. [I’m] I definitely see a difference between the way people act and the way the press and social media react to my coming of age.”
“I think social media is the worst place ever,” Brown continued. “I won’t post anything personal anymore. You’re not going to see that part of me. You can see the things I choose to post out in the world.”
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