Bruno producers remove LaToya Jackson’s cameoBy ANI
Saturday, June 27, 2009
WASHINGTON - When news of Michael Jackson’s death reached Bruno producers, they were prompted to remove singer LaToya Jackson’s cameo from the film.
The film had been set for a U.S. premiere on June 25 in Hollywood, and out of respect for the ‘Thriller’ star, Jackson’s cameo was taken out.
“Out of respect for the Jackson family, the filmmakers have decided to remove a small scene involving LaToya Jackson,” People magazine quoted a statement issued by Universal Pictures, the studio behind the film.
In the removed scene, Brüno, an Austrian fashion journalist played by Sacha Baron Cohen, interviews Jackson, 53, and asks her repeatedly to talk like her famous brother, Michael.
When she refuses, he asks her for her phone, attempts to find Michael’s contact information and reads aloud what he thinks is his number in German. (ANI)