Late Hollywood actress Anne Heche had a few things on her bucket list.
The actress was recently declared brain dead after sustaining a brain injury in a vehicle accident earlier in the month. While Heche was able to fulfill her wish to donate her organs in the event that she ever had a fatal illness, another desire she had mentioned seven months earlier never came true.
Per reports, the “Donnie Brasco” star wanted someone to play a youthful version of her in a film about her life and reportedly disclosed two actors who she thought would portray her most accurately.
Read on to learn more about the star’s legacy.
Anne Heche Wanted Miley Cyrus or Kristen Bell
During her appearance on an episode of “Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef” podcast, the demised actress provided insight on who she thought would best depict her in a movie about her younger self that would follow her rise to fame in the film industry.
Among the possible choices, Heche pointed out that “Wrecking Ball” singer Miley Cyrus and “Twilight” star Kristen Bell were her top selections if such a movie was ever greenlighted.
“I’ve already thought about it. Miley Cyrus or Kristen Bell,” Heche said on the podcast, which aired this week, per Page Six.
The actress further revealed the reason behind her choice, saying that Cyrus and Bell had the unique skillset to “pull off the humor that [she has]” without losing sight of portraying “the journey [she had] gone through”
Heche added: “The two of them share a personality ability to face the world the way that I would want, that I feel like I have and would want portrayed.”
Anne Heche Praised The Two Stars
Besides revealing Bell and Cyrus as her preferred choice, Heche also highlighted why she was a big fan of the duo. For Cyrus, she referenced the actress’ body movement, singing ability, and kind personality, which the actress has demonstrated since she first appeared in the “Hannah Montana” series.
“That would be the way that I would see a pure artist engaging with the world with the best time they could ever possibly have,” she added per Page Six. “That’s why Miley. And I think she’s a f–king great actress.”
As for Bell, Heche lauded the Michigan-born’s “ability to tell a story” and “do it through joy, do it with her personality, charm, gorgeous timing and humor.”
“I see myself a lot in her. I don’t think it was any mistake that I played her mom, and I want her to play me,” Heche said, referencing the 2004 film “Gracie’s Choice,” where they both co-starred in a mother-daughter role.
Anne Heche’s Legacy
Heche achieved fame playing twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the nineties drama series “Another World,” which earned her two Soap Opera Digest Awards and a Daytime Emmy. She gained further notoriety in the late 1990s following her feature in the crime thriller “Donnie Brasco” and continued her rise in the film industry.
Costarring with Bell in “Gracie’s Choice” landed the demise actress her second Emmy nomination. She also received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play following her performance in Broadway’s “Twentieth Century.”
Before her death, Heche was involved in a couple of films and tv series, including “Girl in Room 13,” The Idol, and “Supercell.” No information has been released on whether the actress’s part will be scrapped in the productions.
Anne Heche’s Memoir ‘Call Me Crazy’
Heche left behind a plethora of films for her fans to remember her by. The actress’s memoir, “Call Me Crazy,” serves as another keepsake and has recently become sought after, experiencing a price hike from $200 to $499.
Published over two decades ago under Scribner publishing house, the 256-page book has been tagged as a collectible on Amazon (via New York Post,) which not only accounts for the over 100% price hike but also forbodes a further possible increase.
“Call Me Crazy” provided insight into a number of private aspects of Hoche’s life, including her turbulent relationship with Ellen DeGeneres and her ascent to stardom. It also discussed how the actress had to overcome the emotional trauma she faced while growing up in a dysfunctional family ruled by her abusive father.
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