Concepts from the writers of National Treasure and Mulan and the director of Bend It Like Beckham have all fell through. United States of Tara writer Sheila Callaghan will write the remake. ", ‘I DREAM OF JEANNIE’ STAR BARBARA EDEN RECALLS ON-SCREEN CHEMISTRY WITH LARRY HAGMAN: ‘IT WAS WONDERFUL’. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Callaghan has been called a “post-feminist punk” writer whose plays include Dead City (a retelling of James Joyce‘s Ulysses), Lascivious Something (Reagan-era romance set around winemaking) and That Pretty Pretty; Or, the Rape Play (which Callaghan’s website describes as “Guns, gals, Jello wrestling, war, and lots and lots of profanity”). So what advice would she give to her a new Jeannie? I know a lot of women are known for very glamorous body parts, but my navel? Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. I don’t do that anymore. She says that wine and chocolate are her guilty pleasures, but she enjoys working out for some extra activity. But now it's difficult to see how any remake could be anything but a feminist nightmare. The idea of Katherine Heigl in an I Dream of Jeannie remake is, if we’re being honest, a nightmare. “I have never worked with anyone before or since, that we just had a connection and a rhythm of working,” she said of Hagman. Legal Statement. Check out the interview below from when Eden talks about secrets and fun facts from the show and more! A man named Albert guides Chris through his grief and confusion, and shows him the beauty of heaven, through those odd dreams, that are perhaps much "MORE than just a dream". “And inside that safe, don’t ask me why, there was a huge lipstick and a bottle of aspirin. Still how Callaghan will turn a story about an astronaut who keeps his girlfriend locked away in a bottle and releases her to do his bidding into something watchable is another story. “I have a big ‘thank-you’ to the media for that,” she chuckled. I am so lucky to be here. The star also stressed that she never felt typecast because of her success in “I Dream of Jeannie.” In fact, she’s still thankful for the magical alter-ego. The long-stalled I Dream of Jeannie big-screen adaptation is apparently back on again. She says, “Just follow your own road. "So, I didn’t feel that I was ever typecast. “I have never worked with anyone before or since, that we just had a connection and a rhythm of working,” she reveals. “They should do it. “But I have a loving husband [Jon Eicholtz] and really good friends. © 2020 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Barbara Eden is all for an “I Dream of Jeannie” reboot — as long as it’s done correctly. “Just follow your own road,” she said. Really lucky.”. “It’s a good idea. And that means all of a sudden I am interested in a remake of a horribly sexist ’60s rehash. I Dream of Jeannie Remake Moves Forward with New Writer. The sitcom, which aired from 1965 until 1970, chronicled the adventures of an astronaut (Larry Hagman), who discovered the wish-granting genie (Eden). Legal Statement. Then she got the part of Lynette Scavo in the television series Desperate Housewives (2004) and Bree in the film Transamerica (2005)... Kevin Lima was born on June 12, 1962 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA. Barbara Eden isn’t opposed to an I Dream of Jeannie reboot. "He started writing about my belly button… The next thing I knew, the ‘Laugh-In’ wanted to premiere my navel on NBC. “Because after I did ‘I Dream of Jeannie,’ I did at least two other television shows. For years I could never remember the difference between Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie, two 60s sitcoms about wives with special powers that aired constantly on Nick at Nite throughout my childhood. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. “Do what you’re comfortable doing. All rights reserved. Eden said she still has fond memories of Hagman, who passed away in 2012 at age 81. Movies. I stopped that. Now I do weights and I walk around a track.”, Eden also tells news outlets that to this day, she is still incredibly grateful to have a magical alter ego. Do what you’re comfortable doing. He has three siblings, Nick, John Livingston, also an actor, and Jennifer Livingston, a TV news personality at CBS/WKBT in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Image zoom Credit: Matt Baron/Shutterstock with exclusive, rare photography, behind the scenes photos and so much more! “It was a show in which the genie was trapped in a safe,” said Eden about the scene, in which her character had turned into a miniature genie as it often did. Skipping ahead four years, tragedy falls once again on the Nielsen family in the form of another car crash, this time taking the life of Chris. Trigger Warning: Sheila Jeffreys’ Fiercely Political Memoir, Two of Us Review: Love Triumphs Between Older Lesbians, The Craft, Legacy: Heavy on the ‘Woke,’ Light on the Wicked, The Weekly Geek: "Avatar" gets an undersea sequel. Created by Sidney Sheldon.

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