Ms Winehouse in better times

Ms Winehouse in better times

Drugs do horrible things to your mind. The Daily Star reports:

The talented jazz singer, 26, is hoping to carve out a career as an actress, telling friends she is obsessed with Marilyn Monroe.


A family friend told us: “Amy has enrolled for acting lessons at the Central School of Speech and Drama in north London. 


Everyone close to her thinks it’s a great idea and believes she could make the transition from singer to actress quite easily.


“Amy’s been saying for ages she’d like to live in LA and she would love more than anything to get involved in the acting scene in Hollywood.”


Our source said: “Amy keeps talking about Marilyn Monroe. She’s obsessed with her and everything she stands for. Amy keeps saying she wants to die her barnet blonde, so she can be as sexy as Marilyn.”

I can’t find any representative pictures of Ms. Winehouse in our system - and by “representative” I mean “a Faces of Meth poster child wearing a greasy beehive that no doubt contains a billion spider eggs,” so you’ll have to trust me: the only way anyone would put her in a movie would be if they remade “Alien” and needed something to burst out of John Hurt’s abdomen. She’s a tremendously talented singer, but drugs and tats and a diet of cigarettes have not been kind.

Wonder if troubled entertainment figures will some day find another Tragically and Romantically Doomed icon to identify with, or whether they'll think "I'd like to be Helen Mirren, who was gorgeous and talented and accomplished all her life."  Doubtful. Not enough Drama. 

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