The much-anticipated reboot of the classic sitcom “The Golden Girls” is finally underway. However, while the roles of Rose, Blanche, and Sophia have been filled, finding the perfect actress to portray the character of Dorothy has been a significant challenge for the show’s producers. Despite pressure from fans to cast a well-known name for the role, casting director Joe Barron has vowed not to give in to “woke culture” and hire someone on name recognition alone.
Barron stated that he has no intention of considering Whoopi Goldberg for the role, citing her past behavior on sets as “toxic.” The character of Dorothy requires someone who can deliver a brazen and sometimes unlikable persona, yet still garner audience support. Therefore, the producers may be better off casting someone like Roseanne Barr or Patricia Heaton.
Although the show’s creators have cast Bette Midler as Rose and Jane Fonda as Blanche, they have also made an effort to add political diversity to the show. This was achieved by casting Kevin Sorbo, a conservative actor, to portray the non-binary character of Sophia. The casting team has stated that they believe that adding a conservative character will help balance the scales of the show.
As for the role of Dorothy, Barron has stated that he hopes Judge Jeanine Pirro will take on the role, as the addition of a conservative actress would help to provide a much-needed balance to the cast. Barron has emphasized that as long as it isn’t Whoopi Goldberg, they are open to casting anyone for the role.
In conclusion, the producers of the “The Golden Girls” reboot are determined to find the perfect actress for the role of Dorothy, and they refuse to cave to pressure to cast someone based solely on name recognition. While they have already cast some big names for other roles, they are also making a conscious effort to provide political diversity to the show. The success of the show relies heavily on casting the right actress to portray Dorothy, and the producers are determined to get it right.
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Need to cast Jamie Lee Curtis for her quick wit!!!! Plus her height!!
This article was from April Fools Day, right?
From article: “the show’s creators have cast Bette Midler as Rose and Jane Fonda as Blanche, they have also made an effort to add political diversity to the show. This was achieved by casting Kevin Sorbo, a conservative actor, to portray the non-binary character of Sophia.”
I do not think so.
There can never be other Golden Girls, NEVER.
What an insult to The Girls’ memory to even contemplate making a reboot, especially with the people above.
No, just no
Shouldn’t be a black person anyway The Golden Girls were white I don’t care what anybody says there is such a thing as recognizing White actors also!!