On Wednesday we learned that Quentin Tarantino was putting the finishing touches on a script about the Manson Family murders, and that filming of said movie could possibly begin a year from now. We also learned that some of the actors approached about the film included Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, and Margot Robbie. One source claimed that Quentin was eyeing Margot for the role of Manson Family victim Sharon Tate.
Of course, everything is still speculative. But TMZ recently got Sharon Tate’s sister’s thoughts on the matter, and she has some casting ideas of her own. Specifically, that Jennifer Lawrence shouldn’t play Sharon.
Debra Tate doesn’t want to see the words “…and Jennifer Lawrence as Sharon Tate,” and it’s not because she doesn’t think JLaw could pull it off. Debra says that both Margo and Jennifer are both “extremely accomplished” actresses, but quite simply, Margot is prettier.
“My pick would be Margot. Simply because of her physical beauty, and the way she carries herself is similar to that of Sharon. I don’t think as much about Jennifer Lawrence, not that I have anything against her. But she just, I don’t know. She’s not pretty enough to play Sharon. That’s a horrible thing to say, but, you know, I have my standards.”
Debra wants to sit down and have a chat with Quentin about this project. She owns the rights to Sharon’s likeness and image, and Debra is adamant that her sister be portrayed true to her legacy.
Debra tries to explain that the physical beauty wouldn’t be so important, but that was sort of Sharon’s thing. She says Sharon’s six years in the spotlight were defined by her “beautiful, natural, perfect” look. Unintentional or not, Debra just can’t stop shading JLaw. She’s about two seconds away from saying something like: “I dunno, maybe Jennifer would be a good choice if Quentin was casting a radio play?“
Of course Debra wants her sister represented in the best way possible. But she also needs to realize that nobody really loses when faced with a choice between Margot Robbie and Jennifer Lawrence. Cross your fingers that the studio doesn’t go the stunt casting route and push for beauty first with a side of social media presence, and start auditioning Hadids and Jenners.