Why Sarah Jessica Parker won't be in 'Lovelace'
January 17th, 2013
12:14 PM ET

Why Sarah Jessica Parker won't be in 'Lovelace'

Sarah Jessica Parker stepped in at the last minute to play Gloria Steinem in "Lovelace," but her work didn't make it into the film.

According to Entertainment Weekly, directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman were originally planning to end their biopic of adult actress Linda Lovelace in 1984, which would've included scenes of Lovelace after she'd gone back to using her real name and had taken a stand against porn, becoming affiliated with Steinem.

Demi Moore was first cast as the feminist icon, but she dropped out of the role last year when she sought treatment for "exhaustion and [to] improve her overall health." SJP then quickly took on the role, a move the directors called "very gracious."

But after deciding it would be better to end the movie in 1980, Steinem's scenes were among those cut out of the film.

Amanda Seyfried, who stars as Linda Lovelace in the biopic, previously said that both actresses did a fine job.

Moore, she told CNN last February, "worked so hard and she was the perfect Gloria. Things just don't work out the way you want them to ... It sucked but Sarah Jessica Parker was so awesome. Oh my God, I couldn't believe it. I mean, I know she felt bad, she felt really bad, too. And she was really nervous. Gloria Steinem's an icon. [But] she filled her shoes really well."

"Lovelace" debuts at the Sundance Film Festival, which starts today.

Filed under: Celebrities • movies • Sarah Jessica Parker

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  1. 2pm honeyboo

    never leave sarah's sight–wait until i tell you what else..in person kay

    January 19, 2013 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Done

    don't give her any blogging business...

    January 19, 2013 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. 2pm mystery--solved..

    personal touch is much better anway....

    January 19, 2013 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sokman

    And to think, Mathew Broderick came this close to finally nailing a p0rn star, or at least someone pretending to be one for the first time. If you dont count John Travoltra that is

    January 19, 2013 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. JGN

    CNNlicks; You know, a lot of people less racist than you might have missed the fact that there were four whole jewish people involved in the making of this film. Too bad about your...well, you know.

    January 18, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. we old, droolers understand...

    i would love to see the series..

    January 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. g0 ahead...

    enjoy it...but i would like to see mathew's show....

    January 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rock

    " Things just don't work out the way you want them to ... It sucked "
    pun intended?

    January 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Meh

    Isnt the remake of p0rn, still p0rn?

    January 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Itsamemario

    As peter griffin once said 'they let sarah jessica parker on tv and she looks like a foot'

    January 18, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. HAhagross

    I'm sorry I don't mind a bit of SJP but those jokes nearly made me wet myself at work!

    January 18, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  12. Debbie J.

    she is gross...your right.

    January 18, 2013 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. happytam

    Why Sarah Jessica Parker won't be in Lovelace.
    Because she is too hideous to be on a big movie screen.

    January 18, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  14. snoopy

    Wow, the stupidity here is astounding. All the "horse" jokes...how creative (about 10 years ago, when they started). Your originality is severely lacking. Idiots. Ms Parker had already accomplished more by the age of 21 than any of you will in your entire lifetime. Suck on that...LOL!

    January 18, 2013 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Truth Hurts (@ snoopy)

      I smell a hypocrite.

      While you blast the "horse jokers" for making their jokes which you call 10 years old... maybe you should stop using the "celebrities are better than normal people" routine which is over 10 years old. If you truly think that every single person who has made it big deserved it, then you are truly delusional. " has done more in one year than you've done in a lifetime." Well that depends... compare the resources the rich celebrity has to the average person. Yeah, I'd love to donate $20 million to a charity... if I HAD IT. We're talking Sarah Jessica Parker here, not Mother Teresa.

      January 18, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • woodstock

      Snoopy, just S T F U.

      Go back to your doghouse.

      January 18, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • HAhagross

      Im sorry snoopy, are we not allowed to have some fun on a cnn msg board? Get a life!

      January 18, 2013 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. yoshimoto

    Why is this actress so popular?

    January 18, 2013 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
    • @ yoshimoto

      That's because she's a horse. Not many horses leave the farm. She not only left the farm but went on to star in an incredibly trashy and pathetic TV series with a bunch of other saggy has-beens and has starred in some forgettable movies.

      January 18, 2013 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  16. tracie


    January 18, 2013 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  17. Enoch100

    I like cookies.

    January 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Horse-Face

    Sarah Jessica PArker looks like a horse

    January 17, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  19. sara fan

    her hair is pretty.

    January 17, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Mr. ED

    I just love your teeth, sarah. May I ask,who's your dental vet?
    Mr. Ed
    wilbur's stable
    horseheads, ny

    January 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Mitch

    Not to mention the fact that she is a horrible actor.

    January 17, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  22. empresstrudy


    January 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  23. snow white

    iIntroducing our newest ski sloper the SJP ...wow and I thought Barbra had a nose.

    January 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Steve R

    So this horse goes into a bar and the bartender says " Why the long face " ?

    January 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • VENOM

      So this horse goes into a bar and the bartender says " Why the long Sarah Jessica Parker face "

      January 25, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  25. cnnlicks

    Epstein and Friedman directing Sarah (Horse) Parker playing Steinem. Can we get anymore Jewish here?

    January 17, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  26. The Stable Called

    They should put her back into the movie! How dare they discriminate against horses!

    January 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Lewis

    Tracie....you're back.

    January 17, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |

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