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Minnelli: ‘Lloyd Webber wanted me for Sunset Boulevard’

The veteran entertainer reveals she had to turn the part down – because she was on tour and didn’t have time for the rehearsals.

She says, “They came to me at first, and I was working, so I couldn’t do – the commitments were such that I couldn’t be at all rehearsals. And I won’t do something if I can’t be there.

“I don’t want to go out and perform and then come back to rehearsal. And that was the schedule.”

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But Minnelli hopes she’ll be in contention to play Desmond if there are ever plans to remake the classic 1950 film.

She adds, “Of course (I’d do it). Oh, yeah, there’s a lot of interesting stuff there.”

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