It’s an unlikely choice but reports are going around that Harvey Weinsten is choosing between Katy Perry and Adele for a Billy Elliot-style movie about British opera singer Paul Potts. The news came out yesterday that Harvey approached Katy at the pre-Oscar party about whether she would be interested in playing the wife of Potts. Do y’all know Paul Potts? He was the adorable chubby and shy mobile-phone salesman from Bristol who became a singing sensation after winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2007. I love Paul and think it is the perfect story for a movie. They’re looking for a singer-actress to play Paul’s wife. I wouldn’t normally compare Adele and Katie, what do you think?
This is what Harvey had to say.. “I was talking to Katy about a new project, a possible dramatic role in the Paul Potts movie, which will be shooting in England soon. We’d really like someone like Katy or Adele to play the role of Potts’ wife, and Katy seemed genuinely interested.” It is certainly interesting that Katy Perry and Adele are competing for the same role. Hmm….
Paul Potts blew the minds of the judges on Britain’s Got Talent when he came out and sang “Nessun Dorma,” made famous by the opera singer, Pavarotti. In 2009 the same thing happened on the show with Susan Boyle. After Paul won, which we all knew he would from the first episode when he opened his mouth, he had an amazing journey. He performed for Queen Elizabeth and recorded the album One Chance, which topped the charts in nine countries. He went from car phone salesman to million dollar recording artist in 2 years. By 2009 he was said to be worth about $8 million. I can totally see a Billy Elliot style movie about Paul. It’s the quintessential rags to riches story with a hero full of hope and determination. The part that they are talking about for Adele or Katy is Paul’s wife, Julie-Ann Cooper, whom he met on the Internet in 2001 and wed within a year. They seem so gorgeous together, and she stuck by his side the whole time, ever since he was the shy car phone salesman.
Personally I can’t really see why they are even considering Katy for the part. Adele would be perfect. Julie-Ann is a curvy woman and she is British, so obviously Adele has the accent down pat. Katy would be physically changing for the role and faking the English accent. I want Adele to get this part, I really do! It would be great also to see her on the big screen. Why are they even considering Katy for this role, it seems like a no brainer to me! What do you think?
Remember Paul Potts? He get choked up just watching him. Ahhh he’s just so gorgeous!