One day she was in, the next day she was out: Model and Transformers actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley apparently abruptly bailed on hosting Project Runway All Stars in favor of a gig in the new movie Max Max: Fury Road which is now filming in Africa.
According to what a source told the New York Post…
Literally days before filming, the show suddenly had no host. Rosie had been pushing really hard for the job. She’d charmed everyone. But then with less than three weeks to go, Rosie pulled out to do ‘Mad Max,’ creating a huge drama. It put the production in a terrible position, and the Weinstein Co. even threatened to sue Rosie.
At the 11th hour, producers managed to find a new host after auditioning several candidates: Estee Lauder model Carolyn Murphy. She replaces Angela Lindvall.
Someone in Huntington-Whiteley’s camp told the Post, however, that “she was never fully committed to the project and there was no signed contract.”
Filming of the Project Runway spinoff apparently began in June, and guest stars include Katie Holmes who the Post describes as “friendly and professional” during the filming.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley topped Maxim Magazine’s “Hot 100” list in 2011 and was also voted No.1 in FHM’s World’s Sexiest Woman 2011 poll. That being said, Huntington-Whiteley received underwhelming reviews for her performance in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
The Mad Max franchise starred Mel Gibson in the title role of all three post-apocalyptic action films (the original Mad Max, The Road Warrior, and the disappointing Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome). Tom Hardy takes over the lead role for in the Mad Max reboot, Mad Max 4: Fury Road, which will also be followed by Mad Max: Furiosa, and a third installment.
Did you even know that Project Runway was producing an “all-stars” version?