Liza Minnelli Doesn't Want to See the 'Judy' Biopic About Her Mother

Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli

Zellweger received a SAG Award and a Golden Globe Award for her performance, and is favored to win in the Best Actress category at the Oscars this Sunday. "She'll say, "Ignore it", a lot". Still, she said: "I hope [Zellweger] had a good time making it".

But according to Variety, Garland's daughter, Liza Minnelli, has no desire to see the film.

"When I call on her, she's there, and I call on her a lot". After taking a six-year hiatus from Hollywood, Zellweger has memorably embodied Judy Garland during the last year of her life for Rupert Goold's Judy. Minnelli, a Best Actress Oscar victor herself for Bob Fosse's "Cabaret" film adaptation, tells Variety she has no interest in seeing the film.

Minelli, who won an Oscar herself for the 1972 film, Cabaret, would only give one remark regarding Zellweger, the film and her Academy Award chances. "Who cares? Just keep going'". "But when I was older, like 11, she'd sing "Swanee" [from "A Star Is Born"] and she made me dance to it and I'd say, 'I don't have a choreographer, ' which made her laugh", she recalls.

Renee Zellweger wears a chic ruched black dress for the premiere of Judy, held at Cinema Gaumont Marignan on Tuesday night (February 4) in Paris, France.

Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli

Minnelli said in the Variety interview her favorite memory with Garland was "everything".

About two years ago, a false report surfaced about Minnelli meeting with Zellweger about the film and Minnelli posted on her Facebook page to dispute the claim. I don't know how these stories get started, but I do not approve nor sanction the upcoming film about Judy Garland in any way. All we know is that Liza Minnelli has no interest in seeing it and she wishes Renée Zellweger well.

Minnelli has mostly kept quiet about "Judy" this Oscar season, although she did come forward in June 2018 to say that she was not personally backing a fictional movie based on her mother's life. She was amusing, and she loved her kids so much.

In September 2019, Lorna Luft - Garland's 67-year-old daughter with ex-husband Sidney Luft - also said she would not see "Judy," saying she is "really protective" of her mother's legacy and career. And that's the complexity of being a child of a star, is it's somebody you want to own in an intimate personal way, yet is sort of in a gaudy way, like, public property.

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