Look Academy, You Almost Nominated A Katy Perry Movie

It has been revealed that Katy Perry was almost in The Help, a movie that was wrongly nominated in all three Oscar categories – Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

Perry told Teen Vogue“There was a time when I was going to be involved in The Help. Just a small part, I wasn’t going to be Emma Stone or anything, but I couldn’t because the shooting schedule conflicted with the release of my record.”

“I was upset about that. I knew it was going to be an important film. Not that I need to do drama first, but I do want to do something that makes a strong impression.”

I personally got too involved in caring about the Academy Awards this year and was particularly perturbed by The Help, which was a fine movie but not award-winning material. (I didn’t think The Social Network was either) 

Now you know, a film that cast Katy Perry in a role was nominated in all the prestigious categories. But so was Precious, and Mariah Carey was in that and she didn’t biff, so who knows.

I just don’t understand how the book, which was a suspenseful yet hopeful look at racism in the South, got turned into such a lighthearted Lifetime comedy.

3 thoughts on “Look Academy, You Almost Nominated A Katy Perry Movie

    1. I’m dying to know what part she would have played. There are really no “small” roles in The Help except, an extra, galavanting around in the background…something that someone with her notoriety would not be doing.


      1. I can imagine them giving her a role like Jolene or Mary Beth. One of the “random” white housewives. But in any event, the role still wouldn’t have been “small” for someone’s debut — especially given how little faith I have in Katy Perry’s acting ability.


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