West End Belle Britney Spears
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 March 2008
Britney Spears has been offered the lead in a West End production.
The 'Toxic' singer - who made a guest appearance on US sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother' on Monday (24.03.08) - is considering treading the famous London boards to play ageing 'Southern Belle' Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams' play 'A Streetcar Named Desire'.
A source told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "Britney's been on the list for this for some time but until recently was considered too risky.
"Her appearance on 'How I Met Your Mother' changed all that. She had poise, timing and a real flair.
"She may be a bit too young for the role but she is perfect to embody the tragic spirit of Blanche, who uses alcohol to mask her pain."
If Britney accepts the part of the pretentious but insecure Blanche, she will follow in the footsteps of Vivien Leigh, who won an Oscar for her portrayal in the 1951 film adaptation.
Meanwhile, Britney is set to appear at this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on March 29.
A source said: "It's supposed to be top secret, but everyone is already buzzing about it. Her sister Jamie Lynn made such a splash at the event last year, Brit knows that she'll get as much, if not more, attention if she shows up this year."
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