Heiress says Midler is wrong for part
Frlday, Aug. 22, 1986
Art Work: Charles Little
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Casting Bette Midler to star in the film about the V e n e z u e l an freighter that beached in the posh backyard of heiress Mollie Wilmot has shocked the jet – s e t t i ng socialite.
Wilmot wouldn’t say why the Divine Miss M was wrong for the part or disclose who she’d prefer instead.
A spokesman for Midler, Mark Stern, said the heiress’ worries are premature. The script isn’t ready and a production date orÂ location haven’t been set, he said.
Midler recently starred as a rich housewife in Disney’s first movie for the ma i n s t r e am ma rke t, “Down and Out in Beverly Hills.