Whose Mother Would Bette Midler Like to Play? | Playbill

News Whose Mother Would Bette Midler Like to Play? Bette Midler, who was last on Broadway in John Logan's I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, may have found her next screen project.

The Grammy-winning artist Tweeted taht she would like to co-star with Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer in their forthcoming new comedy. Lawrence and Schumer had recently announced they will join forces for a screenplay that will cast the two actresses as sisters. The Divine Miss M would like to play their mother, according to her recent Tweet: "Hmm, who could play their mother? She’d have to be DIVINE!"


Midler has earned three Grammys, four Golden Globes, three Emmys, a Tony Award, and sold 30 million records worldwide in a career that spans more than four decades. She has played film roles in "The Rose," "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," "Ruthless People," "Beaches" and "The First Wives Club," among many others. Midler made her Broadway debut in the chorus of Fiddler on the Roof. Other stage performances include Tony Award-winning Clams on the Half Shell; Experience the Divine, for which she holds the all-time record for a six-week engagement at Radio City Music Hall, The Divine Miss Millennium Tour; Kiss My Brass; and The Showgirl Must Go On at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace. Outside the spotlight, she is the founder of the New York Restoration Project (nyrp.org), a non-profit organization that revitalizes abandoned and neglected public spaces across New York City.

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