Never hire Mary Tyler Moore to play a role originally filled by Audrey Hepburn. Moore is nice and all — we adored her as The Dick Van Dyke Show‘s Laura Petrie — but she’s the lovable girl-next-door type of actress. Audrey Hepburn is a glamorous starlet, the type of woman who exists only as a crafted Hollywood fantasy. Asking Moore to fill her shoes is like asking Sandra Bullock to play Sophia Loren.
Not that we’ve actually seen Moore’s interpretation of Truman Capote’s delightfully loopy Holly Golightly character. The 1966 Broadway production of the novella turned film closed during previews, without ever officially opening to the public. Yikes!
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