BRITNEY EVER AFTER: a Britney Spears biopic
Britney Spears is back in fictionalized form, biopic style.
Actress Natasha Bassett has a tough job of playing the pop icon in the new Lifetime movie Britney Ever After. She’s taken on the role of Britney Spears for the upcoming movie, which means she has to convincingly embody one of the biggest pop stars in history in a movie that focuses on her infamous public meltdown. This first teaser is mostly a montage of big moments.
The 30-second clip shows Bassett slaying on stage during impressive reenactments of some of Brit’s signature struts and hair tosses, as well as a glimpse at her 2004 wedding to Kevin Federline. Bassett is also seen portraying the pop icon looking overwhelmed, biting her nails, and battling the paparazzi before ultimately reaching for the razor and shaving her head.
“I’m not going to say I was fun, because I wasn’t,” says Bassett as Spears, imitating her Southern drawl. “Everything’s just kind of this blur, you know? Until you hit rock bottom.”
The movie also stars Clayton Chitty (Power Rangers) as Kevin Federline and Nathan Keyes (Cleaners) as Justin Timberlake.
Britney Ever After can be seen on February 18 on Lifetime.
"Spears changed the way we saw pop music, starting with her first single, 1998's "...Baby One More Time," which capped off the last millennium by going 14 times platinum in the U.S. alone. She's a pop icon, not just here in the States — where she's reportedly sold over 70 million albums, singles, and songs — but across the world. Amidst the boy band explosion of the late '90s, early '00s, Spears was the girl who managed to break into the boys club and give young adults who weren't girls, but not yet women, a voice. Even more important, she was the girl to show that there was power in that voice." (Bustle)
"The Britney Spears phenomenon is no overnight creation. Even before she tasted the hard-knock life of children's talent shows, Spears was preparing for greatness. From age two she would hog the family bathroom, singing passionately into a hairbrush. "I was in my own world," she says. She made her stage debut at five, singing "What Child Is This" at her kindergarten graduation. "I found out what I'm supposed to do at an early age," she explains." (The Rolling Stones)
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