Why did they choose John Travolta in Hairspray?

Why did they choose John Travolta in Hairspray?

John Travolta was cast as Edna Turnblad, the main character’s mother, in the 2007 remake of “Hairspray” because the role has always been played by a man in drag, starting with the original 1988 film, in which the role was played by famed drag queen Divine. He doesn’t wear those clothes when he’s not making a movie.

Who wrote You Can’t Stop the Beat Hairspray?

Marc Shaiman
Scott Wittman
You Can’t Stop the Beat/Lyricists

Who plays Amber’s mum in Hairspray?

The amazing Harvey Fierstein is reprising his role as Tracy Turnblad’s mom in NBC’s Hairspray Live! Fierstein won a Tony Award for “best actor in a musical” for playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray on Broadway.

Who was the original Tracy Turnblad?

Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake was the first girl to play Tracy Turnblad, which she did in the original John Waters film “Hairspray.” Aug. 15, the talk show hostess attended the opening night performance of the new hit musical comedy Hairspray at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre.

What movie is you can’t stop the beat?

You Can’t Stop the Beat/Movie

Who sings you can’t stop the rain?

Loose Ends
You Can’t Stop the Rain/Artists

How old was Zac Efron when he filmed Hairspray?

21 years old
In between filming the “HSM” movies, he booked roles on two other films, most notably the musical comedy “Hairspray.” At just 21 years old, he landed a place on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, which measures stars by fame and money.

What is Amber Von Tussle personality?

Amber Von Tussle She is pretty, thin, shallow, snobby, and racist. Can’t dance but is expected to win Miss Baltimore Hairspray. Always feels the need to be the center of attention.

Who is Tracy’s best friend in Hairspray?

Penny Lou Pingleton
Amanda Bynes as Penny Lou Pingleton, Tracy’s best friend, a sheltered girl who falls in love with Seaweed despite the efforts of her stern, devoutly religious and racist mother Prudy.

What happened to John Travolta’s son?

Nobody knows when they are going to go or when they are going to stay.” Travolta and Preston mourned the death of their eldest son Jett who died on Jan. 2, 2009, at age 16, after having a seizure while the family was on vacation in the Bahamas. I could die tomorrow.

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