Why Marie Osmond wants Selena Gomez to play her in a biopic

When it comes to telling his life, Mary Osmond is all about authenticity.

That’s why the star has the perfect actress in mind — who was also a former child star — to play her in a future biopic or miniseries.

“I think Selena Gomez would be amazing,” Marie told co-host Adrienne Bailon Houghton and Justin Sylvester on the November 21 episode of E ! New“only because she’s been through a lot of things that I’ve been through.”

Just like Mary grew up playing with her brother Donny Osmond on their Donny and Mary variety show, Selena grew up in the spotlight on the hit Disney Channel series the Wizards of Waverly Place.

“I think it’s good to have a child’s point of view as an artist,” added Marie, “because it’s very different.”

Unlike some child stars, the thought of missing out on a normal childhood isn’t something the 63-year-old has ever worried about, as she said. E ! New“I don’t see life that way. I look at what’s positive. I like to dwell on that more than what I missed.”


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