Maybe Fox will reconsider its decision not to make a TV series based on the 1987 thriller “Fatal Attraction” — after “Saturday Night Live” gave the film new life.SNL’s Kate McKinnon, reviving a Glenn Close scene from the movie, depicted White House counselor Kellyanne Conway as a spurned woman — banished by Jake Tapper from his CNN show for telling lies.
“McKinnon’s dark portrayal included Conway throwing knives, coming back from the dead and licking and sniffing Beck Bennett, who played Tapper, and saying he smelled like news,” noted Huffington Post.
Sunday on Twitter, Tapper could say only: Um.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 12, 2017
According to a Deadline report a month ago, “Fox has opted not to proceed with ‘Fatal Attraction,’ an event series reboot…. The network put the project in development in 2015, with Mad Men alums Maria and Andre Jacquemetton executive producing and writing and Paramount Television and 20th Century Fox TV producing.”
Deadline reminded: “The original 1987 film, directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, was about as zeitgeisty as a film could get and had a huge influence on countless subsequent psycho-sexual thrillers. The film, which sees Douglas’ successful and married attorney embark on an ill-advised weekend affair with Close’s publishing exec only for her to begin stalking him and his family, also gave birth to the term ‘bunny boiler.’ That was in reference to the unforgettable scene when Close’s character kills Douglas’ daughter pet rabbit and leaves it on the family’s stove to boil away.”
No rabbits were roasted on SNL. But plenty of people were steamed.
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