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Marisa Abela, Star of ‘Back to Black’, Opens Up About Controversy Surrounding Amy Winehouse Biopic

Marisa Abela Addresses Backlash Over Amy Winehouse Biopic Performance

The highly anticipated biopic “Back to Black” has stirred up controversy ahead of its release, with fans expressing mixed reactions to Marisa Abela’s portrayal of the iconic Amy Winehouse. Abela, who takes on the role of the late singer in the film, addressed the backlash at the premiere in New York City, acknowledging the significance of Winehouse’s legacy and the expectations from fans.

Despite the criticism, Abela remains dedicated to her role, emphasizing the intense preparation and hard work she put into capturing the essence of Winehouse. The teaser for the biopic, which features Abela’s portrayal alongside Jack O’Connell as Blake Fielder-Civil, offers a glimpse into the recreation of Winehouse’s memorable moments, highlighting her talent and troubled journey.

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, “Back to Black” aims to celebrate Winehouse’s music legacy and showcase her journey from a North London jazz singer to a global sensation. The film has received the blessing of Winehouse’s parents, Mitch and Janis, who expressed their excitement for the project.

Taylor-Johnson emphasized the responsibility of portraying Winehouse’s life authentically, staying true to her perspective and avoiding judgment. The focus is on celebrating Winehouse as a “creative soul” and honoring her talent, rather than sensationalizing tabloid stories.

“Back to Black” is set to hit theaters on May 17, inviting audiences to experience the remarkable story of Amy Winehouse and the impact of her music on a global scale. It promises to be a poignant tribute to a legendary artist whose legacy continues to inspire fans worldwide.

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