January 27th, 2004
LOOKS LIKE A COMPLETE FOCKER
Streisand is reading a script for a possible role in
"Meet the Fockers", the sequel to 2000's "Meet the Parents,"
her husband, James Brolin, told the syndicated "Access
Hollywood" entertainment TV show.
Most recently Streisand was the hidden hand behind the
trash Reagan movie, which was made a entirely at her
behest. Though little publicized at the time, insiders
maintain that she was the driving force behind every
aspect of this public relations disaster for CBS.
Regarding her "Focking" aspirations, "I know
she is reading it," Brolin said in an interview that
aired Monday. Streisand publicist Dick Guttman said
Tuesday nothing had been decided about the part.
If she accepts the role, it would end Streisand's eight-year
absence from the screen. Her last film appearance came
in "The Mirror Has Two Faces" in 1996. Though the film
crew had a more humorous name for the production with
"Mirror" replaced with a word that rhymes
Streisand might play the part of Mrs. Focker, the mother
of Ben Stiller's character in the film. Dustin Hoffman
has been cast to play Mr. Focker.
Stiller is pulling for Streisand to take the role. "My
dream is Barbra Streisand," he said.
This is hard to understand, as Streisand has a very
well documented reputation for having a monumental ego
- and being a pain in the ass to the "little"
people who annoy her by not doing everything she says
"Meet the Parents" starred Stiller as Greg Focker, Teri
Polo as Stiller's fiancee, and Robert De Niro and Blythe
Danner as Polo's parents. They are slated to return
for the sequel.
In case you are wondering, the original movie spelling
of the "Focker" name was like that. But there
has been an alternative spelling of "Fokker"
touted as the studio is worried about causing offence
with the original. Well, actually they are worried that
it will affect the money they may lose at the Box Office,
rather than offending people with young children ans/or
families with a word one letter away from an Anglo-Saxon
it's true. I'm a right Focker"