Rod Stewart Would Love to See Rhys Ifans Play Him in Biopic
The ‘Maggie May’ singer says the actor who once dated his daughter will be a perfect choice to play him if a movie about his life and career is ever being made.
AceShowbiz –Rod Stewart wants his daughter Kimberly’s ex, actor Rhys Ifans, to play him in his own biopic.
The British rocker is keen on seeing his life depicted in celluloid after witnessing the success of movies about fellow ’70s stars Elton John and Freddie Mercury.
And if a film does make it to the big screen, the “Maggie May” hitmaker, 75 believes Rhys, 52, who had an on-off relationship with Kimberly, 40, more than a decade ago, would be perfect for the role – so long as he has the right haircut.
“Rhys would be a very good idea. (But) he has got to do something with his barnet (hair),” Rod tells BBC Radio 2.
The musician also floated the idea of his son Alastair, 14, playing him in younger scenes due to having a “remarkable similarity” in their looks.
Speaking about his hopes for a biopic, Rod adds, “If it does not happen it does not matter but I would be flattered if it did. But I tell you what, the Freddie Mercury one was so good. It was rock and roll. It would be hard to get something better than that but I would give it a shot.”
The rock legend is also desperate to get back on the road when the Covid-19 crisis passes.
“I miss work. I am itching to get back,” he says. “I keep in contact with the band and they keep saying, ‘See you at the soundcheck.’ But we don’t know when that is going to be.”
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