This is the one that Anne Heche wanted to embody in a future biopic


Anne Heche knew exactly who she would choose if Hollywood ever made a movie about her life.

The late actor, who was taken off life support following a car accident over the weekend, opened up about future biopic plans in an interview on the “Behind the Velvet Rope” podcast that the host David Yontef posted on Tuesday. The swap took place earlier this year, Yontef said.

Towards the end of the chat, Yontef asked Heche who she would like to play a younger version of herself.

“Miley Cyrus or Kristen Bell,” Heche replied without hesitation. “I already thought about it,” she said, adding that she wanted a movie based on her life to come out.

Anne Heche arrives at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 21, 2015 in Santa Monica, California.

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Heche said the two artists “share a personality [and] ability to face the world in a way she would like to see represented.

When the interviewer asked why Cyrus in particular, Heche cited the singer’s work on “Hannah Montana,” as Heche was also a child actor. She also said that Cyrus was just a “great fucking actress” and a “daring” artist.

Heche also had a similar love for Bell, whom she previously starred with in the 2004 TV movie “Gracie’s Choice.”

“Kristen, again, looked like a reflection to me,” Heche said. “His ability to tell a story, to do it with joy, to do it with his personality, charm, beautiful timing and humor.”

“I see myself in her a lot,” the actor said at the time. “I don’t think it was a mistake to have played her mother, and now I want her to play me.”

In the interview, Heche also named a few actors she’d like to work with in the future, including Owen Wilson, Tom Cruise, and the “Bridesmaids” cast.

Heche, 53, died of injuries sustained after her car crashed into a house on August 5. The actor was pronounced “brain dead” on Friday, and a family spokesperson later said the actor was taken off life support on Sunday and passed “peacefully.”

The actress is survived by her two sons: Homer Laffoon, 20, and Atlas Heche Tupper, 13.

Laffoon released a heartbreaking statement after his mother was pronounced legally dead on Friday.

“My brother Atlas and I lost our mom,” he told People magazine and NBC News. “After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. I hope my mother is free from pain and begins to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom.




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