-- Even if they know they're in a stinker of a film, most actors won't bad-mouth it, but Cher isn't most actors. The Oscar winner is very clear on her opinion of her most recent movie, which she slams as "horrible" and "terrible." The movie in question was Burlesque, the 2010 movie about a small-town girl who tries to break into show biz at an L.A. burlesque club. It also starred Christina Aguilera and Kristen Bell.
Speaking about her acting career to the British paper The Guardian, Cher says, "I'm in a strange place right now. I'm too old to be young and I'm too young to be old, so I have to be used creatively. In Burlesque, which was horrible, I had no love interest, I was running this [dance troupe]. That's who I was."
"It could have been a much better film," she continues, blaming the mess on the director, Steve Antin, who she calls "terrible," and the script, which she calls "really terrible." "It was always sad that it was not a good film," Cher says. "Had it been shorter, it would have squeaked by and been a really good popcorn movie."
However, the veteran entertainer says she hasn't given up on acting. "I would like to do that, and I will do it, you know," she insists.
But sometimes, Cher's "horrible" projects end up great. In the same interview, she calls "Believe," one of her biggest hits, a "horrible" song that she couldn't make sound right no matter how many times she sang it. She got so frustrated, she says, she cursed out her producer and stormed out of the studio. But the next day, she happened to turn on the TV and see a British singer using an Auto-Tune device. The next day, she told the producer to use it on "Believe," and voila! A #1 hit.
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