Marilyn Monroe’s one-time best friend Jeanne Carmen wants Scarlett Johansson or Kate Bosworth to play her in a new biopic because mum-to-be Christina Aguilera is too focused on motherhood for the project.
Pop star Aguilera was set to make her big screen debut in the story of the busty blonde pin-up and golfer, but Carmen can’t wait for her to have a child and get back into shape.
So she has revealed she wants either Johansson or Bosworth to take the role in the film based on her son Brandon James’ biography The Wild, Wild Life Of Jeanne Carmen.
Carmen says, “Christina was interested in playing the part and is a born pin-up girl at heart. She became pregnant, however, and the script is now in the hands of Scarlett Johansson’s agent and Kate Bosworth’s agent.
“Either one of these girls have the talent to pull it off.”
More about Jeanne Carmen herself after the cut!
Carmen spent her early childhood in Arkansas with her family picking cotton. At age 13 she ran a way from home, eventually landing in New York City and taking a role as a dancer in an off-Broadway touring company. The early fifties found Jeanne in Las Vegas, in the company of the likes of mobster Johnny Roselli. Jeanne discovered she had a natural talent for the game of golf and made great hay and much money hustling on the links. In the early 50s Jeanne turned her back on the game of golf and went to Hollywood, where she was often in the company of some of that towns most notable swingers, Elvis, Sinatra and many others. she also maintained a close relationship with Marilyn Monroe. Jeanne never made it into the “big” movies but appeared in many of the “B” pictures, and was quite an item at the celebraty parties. After the death of her close friend Monroe, Carmen dropped out of sight and resided in Arizona.