Shalom Life | January 27, 2015

Katy Perry to Play Sacha Baron Cohen’s Girlfriend?

Perry is rumored to be playing Mary Austin in the new Freddie Mercury biopic

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: June 11th, 2012 in Culture » Film » News

Katy Perry to Play Sacha Baron Cohen’s Girlfriend?

Sacha Baron Cohen is currently preparing for his lead role in a new film about late Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, but who will play his long-long companion, Mary Austin?

Katy Perry has expressed interest in the role, according to The Daily Mirror.

“Katy would love to be in the film as she is such a huge fan,” a source close to Katy Perry told the publication.

“She would want to play Mary Austin ideally. Katy has a similar look to Mary and would be a brilliant foil to Sacha.”

Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin dated for 6 years in the 1970’s before Mercury came out as bi-sexual, causing them to break up. Although Mercury began dating men, the two remained extremely close with the singer referring to Austin as his “common-law wife”.

Before passing away in 1991, Mercury said, “All my lovers asked me why they couldn’t replace Mary. But it’s simply impossible.”

The currently untitled film, produced by Graham King, will commence filming next year. Queen stars Brian May and Roger Taylor are helping with the films development.

Katy Perry is hitting the big screen next month, starring in her first 3D concert movie, Part of Me.

‘American Sniper’ Comments Get Seth Rogen and Michael Moore Banned From Michigan Restaurant ‘American Sniper’ Comments Get Seth Rogen and Michael Moore Banned From Michigan Restaurant TrendingBob Dylan Gifts 50,000 CD’s to Senior Citizens Bob Dylan Gifts 50,000 CD’s to Senior Citizens TrendingEmile Hirsch Being Investigated For Assault Against Female Film Exec Emile Hirsch Being Investigated For Assault Against Female Film Exec Trending
 

Drake, Leonard Cohen, Chromeo Nominated for Juno Awards

January 27, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Drake, Leonard Cohen, Chromeo Nominated for Juno Awards

The nominees for the 2015 Juno Awards were announced in Toronto on Tuesday

Read More

Chelsea Handler Filming Secret Project in Israel?

January 27, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Chelsea Handler Filming Secret Project in Israel?

The comedian is currently in the Holy Land shooting something in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Read More

Dennis Rodman Has Personally Invited Seth Rogen to See North Korea

January 27, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Dennis Rodman Has Personally Invited Seth Rogen to See North Korea

The former basketball player spoke with The Hollywood reporter about 'The Interview'.

Read More

‘American Sniper’ Comments Get Seth Rogen and Michael Moore Banned From Michigan Restaurant

January 27, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
‘American Sniper’ Comments Get Seth Rogen and Michael Moore Banned From Michigan Restaurant

The Hollywood stars are no longer welcome at Brann's Sizzling Steaks and Sports Bar

Read More

@CrazyJewishMom Instagram Account Goes Viral

January 27, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
@CrazyJewishMom Instagram Account Goes Viral

Kate Siegel posts all the cooky and overprotective advice her mother gives her to the enjoyment of her 160k followers

Read More

Joe Rotman, Toronto Businessman, Philanthropist, and Icon, Dead at 80

January 27, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Joe Rotman, Toronto Businessman, Philanthropist, and Icon, Dead at 80

"He was one of those rare leaders who dedicated much of his time, business acumen and personal wealth toward a wide range of philanthropic endeavours"

Read More

During Return to Auschwitz, Israeli Admits He's Part of 'Last Generation' of Holocaust Survivors

January 27, 2015 | By Ahiya Raved
During Return to Auschwitz, Israeli Admits He's Part of 'Last Generation' of Holocaust Survivors

"It is the last time that we will be able to tell our story and pass it on to future generations, because there are not many people left to tell it"

Read More

Steven Spielberg Holds Special Reception for 100 Holocaust Survivors From Around the World

January 27, 2015 | By ShalomLife Team
Steven Spielberg Holds Special Reception for 100 Holocaust Survivors From Around the World

"We need to be preserving places like Auschwitz so people can see for themselves how evil ideologies can become tangible acts of murder"

Read More

More Headlines