5 things to know from Britney’s lifetime before going for biopic
On Wednesday (Aug. 24), Lifetime announced the premise of their newest TV movie — a biopic entitled “Britney.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two-hour film will star Australian actress Natasha Bassett, and highlight “the tumultuous career” of world famous pop star, Miss Britney Jean Spears.
This announcement hit right on the heels of Spears’ real-life resurgence. In addition to her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood, she is James Corden’s next “Carpool Karaoke” guest, has her ninth studio album dropping on Friday and will be performing at the 2016 VMAs on Sunday.
Spears may not be connected to the TV movie in any way, but audiences pretty much know what they’ll be getting from the network. If their previous unauthorized takes on “Full House” and “Beverly Hills 90210” are any sign, this project will be focusing on the more gossipy moments of Britney’s career.
It will be hard to fit everything into mere two-hours. To help narrow things down, it has the 5 moments that should not be omitted.
The rise and fall of Justin and Britney
We can try to forget the time they wore matching head-to-toe denim outfits on the 2001 American Music Awards red carpet, but we can’t. Honestly, we don’t want to. As much detail as possible should be included about the “it” couple of the millennium, beginning with their first meet-cute on “The Mickey Mouse Club”
The making of ‘Baby, One More Time’
Thinking back to her breakdown in 2007 has grown less shocking over time. Any normal person under that much scrutiny and media pressure might want to rebel by shaving their head, too. Attacking the consistently invasive paparazzi … well, that’s a given.
The Britney breakdown
At the time, Spears was in the midst of a custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline –another role we can’t wait to see cast.
According to the NY Post Spears didn’t shave her head in a fit of rage. It was a preventative measure to hide all traces of drug use. She was afraid the judge would order a hair strand test of and — if it came back positive — she’d have to say goodbye to sons, Jaden and Sean.
The 55-hour marriage
This quickie wedding to Jason Alexander — no, not the “Seinfeld” guy — goes down as one History’s shortest celebrity marriages of all time. The two childhood friends said “I do” on a whim in Vegas back in 2004. Were they on drugs? Possibly wasted beyond the ability to make sound decisions? It goes without saying, but this entire scenario must be included in Lifetime’s biopic.
A Christina Aguilera cameo
First meeting on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” the media turned the singers into dueling pop stars. It’s hard to forget the 2000 Grammys when they competed for Best New Artist. Spears performed right before the award was given out, making everyone think she had the win in the bag. And then, Aguilera ended up taking home the trophy. Such shade!