‘Funny Girl’ Producers Say They Know About Beanie Feldstein’s Exit – The Hollywood Reporter
The movie about Beanie Feldstein’s exit from the Broadway revival Funny girl has caused a stir on social media in recent days, especially in light of speculation that the producers may have been blindsided by her decision to leave.
On Sunday, Feldstein revealed in an Instagram post that she would be leaving the film on July 31. Last month, producers said she and fellow star Jane Lynch would be leaving their roles. on September 25th instead of at the end of the year as originally planned. In her post, Feldstein said her decision to revise came after the producers “decided to take the show in a different direction”.
The next day, the producers offered Lea Michele the lead role of Fanny Brice, with Tovah Feldshuh playing Lynch instead.
Feldstein’s sudden departure and her cryptic statement as well as rapid news of Michele’s hiring, top Glee The long and very public desire of the actress to play the role of Fanny Brice, wagging her tongue on social media, with speculation that Feldstein’s Instagram post caught the eye. funny girl’producer caught off guard.
On Wednesday, in an unusual joint statement issued to PeopleFeldstein’s producers and representatives have sought to dispel the speculation.
“The makers of Funny girl was not obscured by Beanie’s social media post,” the announcement read. “The producers decided to take the show in a different direction and ended Beanie’s contract on September 25, six months earlier than planned.”
The statement continued, “A month after that decision, Beanie decided it was best for her to leave on July 31. The producers knew and supported her decision. The producers and Beanie worked together on this in a professional, respectful and considerate manner.”
The Hollywood Reporter have reached out to representatives from both the show and Feldstein for further comment.