Was Hilary Duff Dropped From ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ For Being Pregnant?
With the announcement of her pregnancy just last week, it’s a little suspicious that Hilary Duff was dropped from her role as Bonnie in the upcoming The Story of Bonnie and Clyde movie. Guess Hollywood isn’t too keen on having pregnant actresses play bank robbers!
Hilary was set to play the notorious robber Bonnie Parker in the upcoming movie, but now production is moving forward… without Hilary. Director Tonya S. Holly is reportedly already looking for a replacement, which starts shooting this fall.
TMZ reports that the split is amicable, with a source saying, “Hilary won’t be available until next June. If we could wait we would.”
Bummer! Looks like Hilary lost out: she and actress Faye Dunaway have been involved in a public feud since 2009 when Faye, who played Bonnie in the 1967 original movie, hearing that Hil was cast as Bonnie said, “Couldn’t they at least cast a real actress?” Hilary responded back with “I think that my fans that are going to go see the movie don’t even know who she is.”Hilary Duff and Faye Dunaway: Who makes the better Bonnie?
Play nice ladies!
And lucky for director Tonya that Hilary isn’t getting angry over the situation – it could cost her a pretty penny! If Hil isn’t content with the decision, this could turn into a Hunter Tylo part two: the actress famously won a $4.8 million lawsuit when her pregnancy cost her role on Melrose Place in 1996.
Do you think Hilary being replaced from the movie is fair? Should Hil take legal action? Do you think she would have made a good Bonnie Parker?