Film Legend Barbra Streisand has posted an statement on her official website to clarify some facts about her involvement with The Normal Heart, in response to some comments that Larry Kramer has made to Entertainment Weekly.
This is an extract of the statement:
I think it?s unfair to blame me for the movie not getting made. After all, Larry has had the rights for the last 15 years and he couldn?t get it made, either. Those are the facts, and none of this is news to Larry.
More recently, he sent me a note before giving the project to another director, asking me again if I wanted to direct it?but only with his screenplay. As a filmmaker, I couldn?t have my hands tied like that. What if I needed to make changes? What if I needed to have something rewritten? Sadly, I turned his offer down and wished him well.
It?s been very hard for me to find a piece that I feel as passionate about. I will always believe in Larry?s play and its powerful theme about everyone?s right to love.
Read the full statement via BARBRA STREISAND WEBSITE