Actress Taryn Manning is aiming for Oscar gold with her upcoming Charles Manson movie, insisting the lead role is worthy of an Academy Award.
The Crossroads star is preparing to star in Manson Girls, a film focusing on the lives of the convicted murderer’s female followers, and she has been given the unique opportunity of choosing between two key parts – serial killer Susan ‘Sadie’ Atkins and longtime cult member Sandra ‘Blue’ Good.
Manning admits she’s torn between the roles because they’re both challenging – but only one is truly Oscar worthy.
She tells WENN, “We haven’t filmed it but I’m signed on. I can choose between two roles right now. One of them is Sadie Atkins which is the obvious part because of typecasting. I’m much more sophisticated than I get credit for and I’m much more well read and educated.
“But I’ve also had the opportunity to play Sandra ‘Blue’ Good who is still alive and she still follows Manson and she’s crazy. She was the most educated of all the women that fell into this cult and she was never part of any of the murders and was pregnant during the early days of the family. She’s not a part I would normally get to play but if I want to win an Oscar, which is my intention, I want the part that will stand out and that’s Sadie Atkins.”
And Manning is determined to draw the attention of Academy voters, with whichever role she chooses, after being snubbed in 2005.
She says, “I feel like I should have been nominated for Hustle & Flow to be honest and a lot of people feel that way, but that’s fine and it wasn’t my time… I’m one part away from winning an Oscar, if it’s the right part, and that could be playing Sadie Atkins.”
But there’s one aspect of the Manson Girls project she’s a little apprehensive about: “There are people who don’t like her (Atkins) and what she really did in real life and I don’t know if I want to sign up for that potential abuse that could come my way from people that are horrified from the murders she committed of innocent people. So I’m torn between what part do I play. It’s a good problem to have!”
Manson is serving a life prison sentence after co-ordinating a killing spree in the late 1960s as the leader of the Manson Family.
“But I’ve also had the opportunity to play Sandra ‘Blue’ Good who is still alive and she still follows Manson and she’s crazy. She was the most educated of all the women that fell into this cult and she was never part of any of the murders and was pregnant during the early days of the family obviously this person hasnt develed much into the truth of these "characters" she wants to play at least get facts straight before you accept your Oscar
don't ya just wanna slap this idiot. the odds of her winning an Oscar playing Sandy or Sadie are the same as the odds of Charlie Sheen becoming Pope.
if this movie actually gets made and distributed the Col will have a stroke. My guess is they'll do some filming but it will never make it to editing. Unless, of course, something monumental happens like Charlie kicking the bucket which would make the subject "hot" again and probably open up some funding doors for Lo. Personally I hope it does get made just because I have that 'car crash' curiousity as to how insanely bad it is going to be.
wait...someone is going to object citing the fact that Charlize Theron won an Oscar for portraying Aileen Wuornos, so why can't someone win for a quality interpretation of Sandy or Sadie.
It is a valid point. But it ain't gonna be with this project which seems destined to be a soft-core sappho interpretation of the Manson story with little regard for facts. And the actresses involved are all B-girls. A quality actress like Evan Rachel Wood wouldn't touch this project with a ten foot pole. And she, of course, in real life, paired up with the other Manson.
This woman has about as much chance of bagging an Oscar portraying Sadie as Manson has getting a full Govermental pardon from Obama. Maybe less.
She is cute, though:-)
proof that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. cute, really? them's some serious crazy eyes. i would not want then looking at me in the dark.
i would not want then looking at me in the dark.
Gone are the days that' I'll ever have problems like that but, if they weren't I might risk it.
Another shallow actress.
She's too cute and too clean to play a Manson girl. At best, this will likely be a bad "B" movie relegated to the drive-in theater market, or go straight to DVD and the bargain bin.
What is the deal with promoting this? Ain't happening.
Two weeks has passed. Have they started filming? I tend to agree with Col. on this.
Yeah, probably not going to happen. But we continue to cover it for two reasons:
1. People still ask about it
2. It's kind of fascinating to see how the hype machine works in a documentary sort of way.
"Two weeks" has become Patty's new "check's in the mail."
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