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"Do you want me to have an operation?" Johnny Flynn responds to criticism over his lack of resemblance to David Bowie


In Stardust, the South African actor slips into the shoes of a Bowie on the dawn of fame. A costume too big for several detractors of the film, who reproach him in particular with a physique too far from the original.

Released to stream in late November in the United States,


, David Bowie's pre-Ziggy Stardust biopic, drew a flood of criticism from viewers.

Disowned by the family of the shapeshifter dandy - who did not give permission for the use of the original music - the feature film is also singled out by some on the lack of resemblance between the British artist and his performer at the screen, actor Johnny Flynn.

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reveals the first images of a man who came from elsewhere, David Bowie

Scared by critics, the actor, who defends tooth and nail the project in the media, expressed his dissatisfaction.

One of the things they

(the critics, editor's note)

say is, 'He doesn't look like Bowie.'

But no one looks like Bowie!

I mean, what do you want?

Do you want me to have an operation?

“, He defended himself in an interview for

The Independent


I'm not an imitator, I'm an actor,

” he added.

He who claims to have "

hard skin

" seems to take the matter with philosophy.

When you release a record, for eight people who like it, there are two who really want you to know that they don't like it.

I've had to deal with this before, and I'm like, "I'm not here for you, I'm not trying to please you, you don't have to buy a ticket, you don't have to. not to buy the CD?

”said Johnny Flynn, who also has a career as a musician.

Narrating the adventures of a very young David Bowie,


recounts the American promotional tour of the star in 1971. It was during this three-week stay in the land of Abraham Lincoln that he had the idea of ​​his mythical character Ziggy Stardust.

Victim of scheduling problems caused by health restrictions, the film has still not been released in France.

Source: lefigaro

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