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Liza Minnelli Doesn't Want To See Renée Zellweger's 'Judy'

Liza Minnelli Doesn't Want To See Renée Zellweger's 'Judy'
February 5, 2020 - 09:30 / Amanda Stanford

Liza Minnelli told Variety magazine during her pre-Oscar's cover that she has no interest in seeing the new film Judy.

Liza Minnelli has no interest in seeing Reneé Zellweger's new film Judy

Liza Minnelli is on the cover of Variety magazine's pre-Oscar spread, and she opens up about memories of her infamous mother Judy Garland.

American actor and singer Judy Garland holds her hands up near her face, circa 1950s.

The Hollywood icon has a film dedicated to her starring Reneé Zellweger as Garland, however Minnelli reveals she won't be watching it.

Minnelli adds, “I hope [Zellweger] had a good time making it.”

The 73 year old opened up about her complicated relationship with her mother saying of her career, “I was absolutely concentrated on not doing what my mom did.”

She says she holds tight to the memory of Garland

Now though, she looks back with a tender fondness toward her mother.

American actress and singer Liza Minnelli with her mother, American actress and singer Judy Garland, backstage after she opened in 'Flora the Red Menace' at the Alvin Theatre.

“She was funny, very funny, clear, incredibly intelligent, but more than you could even imagine, and in the moment,” she says.

Minnelli also revealed that it took her a while to be able to listen to her mother's music after her sudden passing in 1969. 

She adds that she had been unaware of her mother’s personal struggles saying, "She wouldn’t tell us that, she was our mother."

American actress Judy Garland holding her and film director Vincente Minnelii's daughter Liza, who later became famous in her own right as an actress and singer.

Minnelli also recounts the experiences she had on stage thanks to her mother. 

“I was three. My mom took me onstage. But when I was older, like 11, she’d sing ‘Swanee’ [from ‘A Star Is Born’] and she made me dance to it and I’d say, ‘I don’t have a choreographer,’ which made her laugh,” she recalls. “She got such a kick out of it. It was like, ‘Look what I made.’ And I was so happy whenever she was happy."

Those who did know Judy Garland are just as happy with Rénee Zellweger’s portrayal in Judy as the critics are.