Emily V Gordon, Rob Delaney And Michael Welch Hilariously Pick Biopic Leads
Intelligent biopics are precisely what give Hollywood a sense of historical and social relevance. The success of last year’s Rami Malek starrer Bohemian Rhapsody, where Malek deliciously nailed it as the Queen’s late lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, has inspired several budding directors to cash on audiences’ love for idols- living or dead. The Erwin brothers, for instance, are going ahead with their Jeremy Thomas Camp biopic starring KJ Apa and Shaina Twain. While the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years too, recently made a buzzy debut. Recently renowned actress Padma Lakshmi quizzed celebrities on Twitter about who would they want to topline their biopic if it were ever to be made. The respondents gave spontaneous answers. They jokingly quipped about their biopic leads. Rob Delaney Emily V Gordon The Big Sick Zoe Kazan Kumail Nanjiani
Emily V Gordon Sends Off Hilarious Reference To The Big Sick
Padma Lakshmi’s tweet perspired some hilarious responses. First Kumail Nanjiani’s wife and frequent collaborator Emily V Gordon listed a trope by mentioning she would want Zoe Kazan to lead her biopic. Fans were amused at Gordon’s reference as Kazan had actually played a character based on Emily V Gordon in The Big Sick.
The Oscar-nominated film was a fictional depiction of Kumail Nanjiani and his to-be wife -Emily V Gordon’s- early romantic interactions, the couple’s battle through Emily’s months of medically induced coma, and Emily’s subsequent recovery from Still’s disease.
Zoe Kazan also replied to Gordon’s hilarious reference.
Rob Delaney, Of Course, Wants Padma Lakshmi To Lead His Biopic
Shortly after Gordon and Kazan’s quirky banter, Rob Delaney too engaged in a hilarious Twitter chat with Padma Lakshmi. The Catastrophe actor (and showrunner) joked that he would love Padma Lakshmi herself to lead his biopic.
Lakshmi responded with an equally jovial reply. She added a Rob Delaney GIF in the comments. Rob Delaney Zoe Kazan Emily V Gordon Kumail Nanjiani The Big Sick
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) July 1, 2019
Anyone But Chuck Todd
The jokes continued when the award-winning progressive host of ‘The Damage Report’, John Iadarola stepped in to point out that he would have anyone lead his biopic, except for – of course- Chuck Todd. Kumail Nanjiani
Iadarola’s hate for Chuck Todd is not a secret in the industry. Iadarola had; in fact, also once jokingly petitioned to step into Chuck Todd’s shoes. Zoe Kazan Emily V Gordon Big Sick
Michael Welch Picks Brian Thomspon
The choice was a no brainer for Twilight actor Michael Welch. He commented that he would want Brian Thompson to headline his life story. An ingeniously thoughtful decision Michael.