Goldie Hawn Drops Some Harsh Truth About Overboard Remake, And It's Not Pretty

Goldie Hawn Drops Some Harsh Truth About Overboard Remake, And It's Not Pretty
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It looks like the legendary actress is not a big fan of Hollywood's remaking trend.

Goldie Hawn is undoubtedly one of the greatest comedic actresses to ever grace the silver screen, as her resume is filled with iconic starring roles in hit comedies.

And while many of her performances can be considered her best, most fans agree that Garry Marshall's 1987 comedy, Overboard, is the canonical Goldie Hawn film.

The film, about a wealthy heiress who suffers amnesia after falling off her yacht, starred Hawn and husband Kurt Russel and was a huge commercial hit that year.

Nearly 30 years after Overboard's release, Hollywood remembered the film's success and decided to remake it as a studio comedy starring Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris. While the new version was a huge commercial hit, it was panned by critics, proving once again that it is difficult to remake cult films for modern audiences.

And while Faris' performance was considered worthy of comparison to Hawn's, it looks like the original actress isn't too fond of the 2018 version of Overboard.

‘Overboard was really perfect just as it was. Very rarely does a remake match the actual original film. So, I’m not a fan of remakes, period. I think that people have put their stamp on their movies, and if they’re classics, they should be left alone,’ Hawn said to Variety.

And fans support the actress, urging Hollywood not to touch the beloved classics and spoil them with unnecessary remakes.

Fans wonder if Hollywood writers are so incapable of writing new and compelling stories that they simply steal the ideas of their predecessors and ruin them with their inappropriate contemporary versions?

Unfortunately, that seems to be the case, as many of the recent blockbusters are either reboots, revamps, reimaginings, or remakes.

The fans are simply tired of all these cheap tactics to capitalize on the success of the original films, and it looks like some of the Hollywood actors are fully behind their backs on this issue.