Brittany Murphy turned down movies like ‘Coyote Ugly’ – said she was ‘huggable, not F *** able’
The HBO documentary What happened, Brittany Murphy? revisits the life and death of the late actor. The film reveals and explores disturbing details about Brittany Murphy gathered from those who were once close to her.
Something that is mentioned is how Murphy was ignored for a role in the 2000s. Ugly coyote. It’s not necessarily just that she was turned down, but rather how it happened, according to acquaintances that have eroded her body image. A casting director insulted her, contributing to her desire for a Hollywood transformation to mark the roles she wanted to play in the movies.
Those who knew her said such remarks helped create the perfect storm for Simon Monjack to step in before isolating her, feeding her bodily insecurity and refusing to help out of fear of the press response.
‘Coyote Ugly’ sparked a transformation for Brittany Murphy
Director of What happened, Brittany Murphy?, Cynthia Hill, told Vanity Fair Murphy had changed her Distraught appearance in order to get better roles. And she apparently made the choice after being insulted by a casting agent.
“She did this audition for Ugly coyote but didn’t get the part because she wasn’t ‘able to fuck’, “Hill explained.” I’m just like, ‘What does this mean?’ No one should be measured by this way, and it is very disturbing that this is acceptable behavior.
“What are you doing with this?” ” she asked. “Even the strongest person with the thickest skin has to be affected by this. And, you know, she actively tried to change… so that she could be the leading lady.
As Rolling Stone reports, the Girl interrupted The actor heard she was “cuddly, not able to fuck” and once recalled the moment. And those who knew her said it was just the type of comment that left her unsure of herself and her career, creating perfect prey for a con artist like Monjack.
Simon Monjack fed Brittany Murphy’s negative body image issues
What happened, Brittany Murphy? also explores Murphy’s relationship with Monjack, whom she married in 2007. According to her family and friends, Monjack isolated Murphy and excluded people from her life. At the time of his death, he was also his agent and commercial director after he fired his team.
Ultimately, Murphy spent all of his time with him. Her mother, Sharon Murphy, lived in the house with them and developed an unusual and questionable relationship with her son-in-law. She was one of the few people who seemed to stay close to her daughter despite Monjack’s presence. And after Murphy’s death, rumors circulated that Monjack and Sharon Murphy were sharing a bed at the time of his death just five months later.
Meanwhile, Monjack – a filmmaker – also criticized his wife’s appearance, according to those who knew her. He reportedly encouraged Murphy to lose weight and undergo plastic surgery to improve her chances of getting the starring roles she wanted.
Makeup artist Trista Jordan described Murphy’s declining appearance in 2009 as she worked on what would be her last film, Something nasty. “Her eyes were so sunken and she looked so sad,” Jordan told People, adding that Murphy had “Bambi legs and couldn’t stand.”
As reported by Rolling Stone, Monjack spent millions of dollars of Murphy’s money. He also hid two children from her in three years. At the time of his death, Monjack’s net worth was only a small fraction of Murphy’s when he died. In particular, she left him nothing in her will.
Simon Monjack refused to let Brittany Murphy use oxygen or get help while she searched for air
Due to their careers and being targets of the paparazzi, Monjack and Murphy went into hiding. As she was falling seriously ill, he said he was looking after her at home.
Murphy’s family friend Alex Ben Block wrote an intimate article for The Hollywood Reporter which Sharon Murphy personally refuted. According to him, Monjack and Sharon Murphy both agreed to be interviewed right after Murphy’s death. Around this time, Monjack claimed that his wife died because Hollywood had broken her heart. But the Distraught The star has been described as breathless, lips turning blue in her final hours.
Still, Monjack said if she used her oxygen machine it would stop her heart, Sharon Murphy told Block. And if the paparazzi and the press saw them going to the doctor or the hospital, it would strain their careers even more. According to Block, Murphy said she was dying the night before her death, which Sharon Murphy attributed to her daughter’s talent for being “so dramatic.”
After Murphy collapsed in her bathroom on December 20, 2009, her mother called 911 but died shortly after. The coroner noted that such severe anemia as she was presenting at the time of death was likely caused by not eating. She also suffered from pneumonia that was not being treated properly and was taking a toxic cocktail of over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
How to get help: In the United States, call National Association of Eating Disorders helpline at 1-800-931-2237.
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