Heh. I couldn't resist this quick piece to generate a little controversy... although it's not my opinion that'll be controversial... this time.
Actress Emma Thompson is writing a "feminist" remake of My Fair Lady. (So far, no problem... although I generally dislike remakes.) Unfortunately (for Ms. Thompson), she was quoted here and elsewhere as saying that Audrey Hepburn "couldn't sing and couldn't act." (emphasis mine)
Couldn't sing? Well... maybe not. It's no secret that Ms. Hepburn's singing in My Fair Lady was dubbed by Marni Nixon.
But... couldn't act?
Most -- okay, all -- of Hepburn's fans, as well as a lot of people in Hollywood and the entertainment field, didn't or don't share that opinion. Either that, or I suppose Ms. Hepburn is holding a borrowed Oscar in that photo above?
What say you, fellow babies?
Thanks for your time.
Update: Screenwriter Frederic Raphael had this to say in rebuttal to Ms. Thompson's unfortunate remarks.