Bernadette Peters as Norma???
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Author:  Jaded Mandarin [ Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:19 am ]
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Does anyone else think that Peters would be interesting as Norma?

She is 60-something, but I saw her live last month and she looks younger than that... I'm sure she could pass for Norma's age and her voice doesn't seem to have aged at all since "Into The Woods".

I just think she would be interesting, partly because of her own baggage
(Peters is an arguably a fading star herself) and the emotion that would bring to the role... but I imagine she could really play up to the duality of the character, the egomaniacal bitchiness and the lingering traces of her old movie star glamour and romanticism.

Now, am I crazy, or does anyone else think she'd make an interesting Norma?

Author:  Salome [ Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:26 am ]
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she'd be an awful Norma. as bad a norma as she was an Annie oakley.

Peters does best in roles written with her in mind.

and she just turned 60 this year but still looks 40.

Author:  jcstar [ Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:22 am ]
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I agree. I can't see her as Norma at all.


Author:  Quique [ Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:51 am ]
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Good Lord. She's 60???? :shock:

I knew she was up there in age but had no idea she just turned 60! She looks amazing for her age!! =D>

I can't picture her as Norma either.

Author:  Jekkienumber24601 [ Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:28 pm ]
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Wow...if she looks that good at 60 then she's on my list with Susan Sarandon of smokin' old hotties.

Author:  Jekkienumber24601 [ Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:08 pm ]
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Jekkienumber24601 wrote:
Wow...if she looks that good at 60 then she's on my list with Susan Sarandon of smokin' old hotties.

Oh, but I can picture Sarandon as Norma...can't picture Peters.

Author:  jackissensational [ Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:13 pm ]
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Honestly, I think she could be an excellent Norma!
Actually, it sounds good on paper, but the more I think about it, i realize it could be a train wreck. Hit or miss situation, I think.

Author:  xoalxscrzox [ Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:31 am ]
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I love Bernadette in anything she is in but this is a role that I think won't be right for her voice or her. I can see her as Mrs. Lovett tho :)

Author:  Brock07 [ Fri May 07, 2010 8:09 am ]
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She has too much of a sweetie baby face.

Author:  pattilover [ Wed May 12, 2010 1:18 pm ]
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She could be good, if Norma was Mary Pickford or Clara Bow. But Norma Desmond was a vamp, a sultry seductress. It just would not work.

Author:  Salome [ Thu May 13, 2010 9:24 am ]
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to play devil's advocate, ary Pickford was first choice for norma.

Author:  Kurt-H [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:42 pm ]
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I think it would be interesting to see her, I know I'd go....
I don't think her voice is very good for the role but hell if Glenn Close did it...

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