Lifetime’s Britney Spears biopic filmed a sequence of the mega-pop star (Natasha Bassett) emerging out of the back of a limo to cameras and fans in Vancouver’s Olympic Village as Los Angeles. Spears has not authorized the two-hour TV movie and “will not be contributing in any way, shape or form to the Lifetime biopic nor does it have her blessing”, a representative told Deadline: Hollywood.
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The biopic with the working title Pop Star details Britney’s rise to the top, fall to the bottom and rise back up again. She started off in the Mickey Mouse Club and her relationship with her castmate Justin Timberlake made them the hot couple of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Their tabloid breakup was the start of a downward spiral for the singer. Britney briefly married a friend from home and then her backup dancer Kevin Federline, with whom she had two sons. But mental health issues lost her custody of her sons and put her finances under her father’s conservatorship. Today Britney is back, performing her latest single Make Me at this summer’s MTV Awards.
Natasha Bassett as Britney Spears.
Official Lifetime synopsis:
Britney Jean Spears was just a young girl from Louisiana trying to make a name for herself in the music scene when her talent became undeniable to all those around her. While handlers soon began planning her every move, Britney found solace with fellow pop singer Justin Timberlake. Tragically, as Britney’s star continued to shine, her private life crumbled after the divorce of her parents and her tabloid breakup with Justin. Her personal behavior soon eclipsed her pop icon success as a quickie marriage to childhood friend and later, an ill-fated marriage to dancer Kevin Federline, became the talk of the world. With her life spiraling out of control, Britney hit rock bottom, lost custody of her sons and was placed under her father’s conservatorship. But despite her past troubles, Britney has battled back to rebuild her career to its former glory, proving to everyone that she’s a timeless force in entertainment.
Sequence: Britney emerges from limo.
The biopic has cast NSYNC.
The biopic was spotted filming on Kits Beach a few weeks ago as Malibu.
Here’s the real Britney Spears with Justin Timberlake.
At the VMAs in 2003 with Madonna.
And more than a decade later at the VMAs this summer.