Britney Spears rumored for role of Sandy in ‘Grease’

I have a theory that if Ashlee Simpson can do it, anyone can. If Ashlee can scale a mountain, anyone can. If she can marry Pete Wentz, anyone can. Mind you, that doesn’t mean anyone should. And if Ashlee can take on Broadway, anyone can. And with that in mind, Britney Spears is reportedly being considered for the role of Sandy in the West End’s production of Grease.

Britney Spears has been tipped for a role on Broadway – playing Sandy in the stage version of Grease.
The singer proved her acting credentials with a highly successful stint in U.S. sitcom How I Met Your Mother and was recently linked with a move to the London stage.
Spears was reportedly in talks to star in a West End production of Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire – playing the lead role of Blanche DuBois.
And now the Toxic hitmaker is once again rumoured to be considering a turn on stage – this time in hit musical Grease.
A source tells British newspaper Metro, “The producers were bouncing around the idea of casting Britney in the role of Sandy.
“They’re recasting the roles in July and they thought that Britney looked like a Sandy. She would be terrific.”

[From PR-Inside]

Britney might actually do better on the stage than she did on the small screen. I thought her acting was pretty uncomfortable and her delivery pretty stilted when she guest starred on How I Met Your Mother. But Britney is used to performing live on stage, and with some strong coaching she might be a pretty good fit for Grease.

This isn’t the first time Brit’s been rumored to be considering the stage. Last week she had dinner with George Maloof, Jr. the owner of the Palms hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The National Enquirer thinks she’s planning on making her comeback with a Vegas stage show.

Apparently Brit’s not sold yet – the couple good reviews she got for How I Met Your Mother have led her to consider her own television show. PLEASE DON’T DO IT!!

Coming this fall … Britney Spears, the sitcom?

The troubled pop star is reportedly interested in capitalizing on her “How I Met Your Mother” guest-starring success with a TV show of her own.

Spears had a meeting Wednesday with a big time producer about possible TV projects, TMZ.com reports. Brit would star in and possibly produce a show.

Sources told the site that the singer and her posse had a “serious” meeting with Roy Bank, President of Merv Griffin Entertainment, to discuss a move to the small screen. Among other ideas, the concept of a music show was thrown around.

[From the New York Daily News]

I think of the two options, the stage would be a much better fit for Britney. She’ll get to do the same performance over and over again, which seems to be a good idea for her. Practice makes perfect and all that. And if she doesn’t get it quite right every now and then, the entire country isn’t watching her, and it probably won’t end up on YouTube.

I’m still rather shocked that she got decent reviews for her television acting. I assumed people were just trying to encourage her to keep moving forward and such. Apparently it opened some doors for her. Which is great. But I still think a return to live performing would be her best bet.

Here’s Britney after shopping at Lisa Kline boutique in Los Angeles on May 21st. Images thanks to WENN.

 

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  1. AC says:

    I think both are bad ideas. I skipped auditions for the broadway tour of greece this year… but i KNOW i’d be a better sandy than her. Maybe i should have auditioned.

  2. kimmi says:

    Well she certainly looks greasy, hehe :twisted:
    Seriously though, I wish her luck with her acting prospects. She really seems to be trying to get her life back together.

  3. Jody says:

    How does an appearance on a sitcom warrant a musical?

    She doesn’t have the vocal training for that kind of singing. I’m not a huge fan of Grease though, I realize I may stand alone with that opinion. That being said, I think she would be much better suited for the chick that gets knocked-up by the dude from Happy Days– I can’t remember their names for the life of me. Like I said, I’m not a fan of this musical in general.

  4. KLO says:

    I actually think she’d do well. And to those, who say she can’t sing – well, she can. I’m not a fan either, oh no.

  5. Leah says:

    She CAN’T SING.
    She didn’t even sound that good when she first came on the scene, with “Baby One More Time” – and she can’t have improved since then, with all her smoking, etc. Real, Broadway singers have to take care of their voice and body… something Spears clearly doesn’t do.

    Maybe people are just trying to give her things to do to make her feel like she’s improving, which – if it helps – I *guess* could be good.

  6. heehee says:

    You mean rumored for role of ‘Greasy’ in Sand….

    oh sorry that was mean…

  7. Jody says:

    KLO: What gives you the impression that she actually sing– not breath loudly, but actually sing.

    I’m not saying anything against her in the pop industry, she has obviously done really well with her vocally enhanced tracks. I won’t lie, they’re on my ipod– but I cannot say that she has actual vocal abilities. She has great producers, along with dancing and entertainment capabilities, but singing is not her strength. She would pale in comparison surrounded by actual Broadway singers.

  8. vdantev says:

    She’d make a better Rizzo. Sandy should be played by an unknown, but that’s just one man’s opinion.

  9. Codzilla says:

    At least the gig might put her in touch with a decent stylist.

  10. LiLi says:

    i think brit would do fine on the acting for grease bc she loves hamming it up and was on broadway as a kid. but there is NO way she can pull off the singing. sandy has some very high notes to hit and brit is not capable. olivia newton- john has left some huge “candies” to fill.

  11. MsMichelle315 says:

    Well, if the producers want their show to bomb, she’s the one to go with. On second thought, it might be a hit. You know-like in the way people watch Nascar hoping to see a crash. Britney can’t sing and I’m sure the theatre folks don’t want to go the extra lengths to set her up to lip sync as usual. Plus, after her “dancing” performance at the VMA’s, it’s not looking good. Maybe the directors are blind on the show by considering her. Sam Lutfi probably called them and said he was someone else and recommended her. Oh! One last point: I don’t recall Sandy or any girls from this movie baring their midriff, except maybe a little skin on Rizzo. That would probably be a better character for her to play. She could up the anti and flash her crotch too.

  12. Carrie says:

    Harsh, harsh, harsh Ms Michelle! Hell knows I’ve been critical of Twitney in the past but I can see her making a decent job of Sandy. It’s not exactly a complex, multi-layered character – we’re not talking “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”! Sandy just has to look pretty and act winsome. And vocally she might surprise a few people. She pulled off some pretty high notes in Everytime (which I heard her sing live, with just a piano, on stage in London and it wasn’t bad at all).

  13. kate says:

    i think to be on broadyway you should be able to actually sing, dance & act. ashley and brit cananot do either.

  14. piedlourde says:

    Grease?! This has got to be a particularly punny stunt by Ashton Kutcher. Britney = greasy. Hardi-har-har.

  15. Predatory Cougar says:

    I think that it was just her hair that they were in talks with for Grease!

  16. sallysitwell says:

    I can’t stand Ashlee Simpson.