It's hard to picture, but Hilary Duff is to play one of the most infamous female American outlaws of the 20th century in an upcoming movie. The title: The Story of Bonnie and Clyde.
From Disney teen idol to crime legend? Maybe she'll pull it off. But at least one "Bonnie" doubts it. Said Faye Dunaway, nominated for an Oscar for her iconic portrayal of the same murderess forty years ago, in a refreshing moment of candor: "Couldn't they at least cast a real actress?"
Replies the teen pop icon, in a catty, breathy, giggle-laced comeback (all the more strange because the stars resemble one another so much): ""I think that my fans that are going to see the movie don't even know who she is. I think it was a little unnecessary, but I might be mad if I looked like that now too."
Hmm.... "Don't even know who she is"? Does Hilary mean Faye Dunaway, or Bonnie Elizabeth Parker?
Of course those of us who know who Bonnie Parker is will see the ending coming a mile away. The sight of a bullet-ridden redhead with half a sandwich in her mouth may well prove to be the highlight of the film for fans and critics of Ms. Duff.