Tori Amos

  1. Lea Thompson, Howard The Duck, 1985.    In the mix for rocker Beverly Switzler were singer-pianist Amos (“the piano plays me!”), Paula Abdul, Kim Basinger, Jodi Benson, Phoebe Cates, Sarah Jessica Parker and the well-named Lori Singer. Thompson nailed it! “And I got to be a rock star. Everybody wants to be a rock star, right? So, I got to sing and wear really crazy hair. It’s unfortunate that it was such a bomb. But, whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Not sure producer George Lucas agreed. Short of funds to complete his Skywalker Ranch, Lucas sold to Steve Jobs what became… Pixar!
  2. Andie MacDowell, Groundhog Day, 1992.      Director Harold Ramis, who made the perfect choice of Bill Murray for his acerbic TV weatherman – did the same for his producer: Andie over Tori.
  3. Mia Kirshner, The Crow: City of Angels, 1996.     She disliked the character of Sarah in the second Crow movie. “I’m too wacky for most weirdos, who am I to judge?”


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