Amy WinehouseThe actress’ dad is supporting the actress playing his daughter in an upcoming biopic…even though many people think she’s anything but a doppelganger for Amy.
Marisa Abela scored the coveted role in ‘Back to Black’…but when the first images of her on set were released this month – shock – social media was flooded with hateful comments.😲
Angry fans have called Marisa a low-budget Amy who looks nothing like the late singer.
But Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse — who is also an administrator of her estate — disagrees, says TMZ … Marisa is a great fit for the role, even if she doesn’t look exactly like Amy.
As Mitch sees it, Marisa is Marisa and Amy is Amy…so it’s okay if they’re not mirror images.
Eddie Marsan plays Amy’s father in the film, and Mitch notes that Eddie doesn’t look like him either.
Amy’s dad says there’s too much emphasis on looks…because there are plenty of Hollywood examples of actors who don’t look like their real characters.
The one that comes to Mitch’s mind is “Night and Day”, where the beautiful Cary Grant plays the famous composer and songwriter Cole Porterwhich was never considered beautiful.
The internet may not agree, but Amy’s dad is okay with Marisa’s casting.