Emmy Rossum's new Peacock series aims to tell the story of Angelyne, a Los Angeles woman who "was famous for being famous" in the 1980s, but the real Angelyne is not impressed.
In an interview with Inside Edition, Angelyne, now in her 70s, said she won't be watching the series about her life. Though Rossum approached Angelyne and personally asked to portray her, the Hollywood icon seemed to scoff at the series. "I had a little glimpse of it and I refused to watch it. It doesn’t do me justice," she said. "Would you be flattered if someone played you and misrepresented you?”
Rossum reportedly endured seven hours of makeup and prosthetics to become Angelyne, including wearing three-pound fake breasts to replicate the '80s icon's signature shape. But according to Angelyne herself, Rossum's efforts pale in comparison to the real thing.
Perhaps Angelyne's dislike for the series is rooted in the show's source material, a The Hollywood Reporter article from 2017 that purported to reveal her identity. When Inside Edition's Jim Moret said that she wasn't "born Angelyne," but "created" the identity, the star insisted THR's reporting is inaccurate. "It's not my picture!" she said of the high school photo included in the 2017 story. "I was born Angelyne."
Angelyne is streaming on Peacock.
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Kirstie Renae is a writer, blogger, and Austin-based actress with a penchant for binge-watching TV with her dogs. Follow her on Twitter @KirstieRenae.