Carol Burnett, 90, says she wants Angelina Jolie, 48, to play her in a biopic: 'I think she's perfect'

         Carol Burnett is eager to see Angelina Jolie portray her in a potential biopic. The legendary comedian, 90 — whose eponymous variety show collected 25 Emmys from 1967 to 1978 —  envisions a film about her illustrious life starring the one and only Oscar-winning beauty.   During a recent interview with E! News, Burnett enthusiastically affirmed her choice of the 48-year-old actress, exclaiming, 'I think she’s perfect.' Her Palm Royale costar Kristen Wiig chimed in with a resounding, 'Yes.'Burnett also revealed that she agreed to her part in the AppleTV+ series Palm Royale without reviewing the script, basing her decision solely on the esteemed cast involved. Ricky Martin, Josh Lucas, and Leslie Bibb join Burnett and Wiig in the period comedy about an 'ambitious woman scheming to secure her seat at America's most exclusive table: Palm Beach high society circa 1969,' per the show's website. Burnett remarked, 'When they called me about doing it, I didn't even have to read a script. I said, "I'm in,’"because of who I would be working with, and that was it. 'And then I read the script and that was the icing on the cake.'Looking ahead to her 91st birthday on April 26th, Burnett expressed her wish for a second season of the series to keep her occupied. She stated, 'Well, I hope there's a second season, you know, then that'll keep me working, which I like. Yes, as long as I have fun, and that's what I want. 'I always approach it as something new that I've never done before, so I'm just happy to be working and that I've got all my parts. I have my hips and my knees — and I think my brain — so as long as I can keep that up and work, then I want to work.'Burnett changed the landscape of television by becoming the first female to lead a comedy variety show. After the debut of The Carol Burnett Show in 1967, Carol’s eponymous program collected 25 Emmys over its 11-year run.  It launched the careers of her hand-picked castmates Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, and Harvey Korman. Burnett enjoyed an illustrious career as well, having won five Golden Globe Awards, six Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award and a Grammy.Jolie, meanwhile, rose to fame with her role in Girl, Interrupted (1999), which earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Her career spans a range of roles in notable films such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), and Changeling (2008), showcasing her versatility as an actress.


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