Actress Tane McClure best known as Reese Witherspoons mom on Legally Blonde is starring as Rachael Flax in a theater production of Mermaids which opens in Temecula, California, Thursday (May 10).
McClure is excited about reprising the role originally made famous by the diva-licious star, but admits she didnt do her Cher homework when it came to preparing for the role.
Says McClure: I love the film Mermaids, and I love Cher, but when I got the part I purposely didnt watch the movie or Cher-related stuff because I was afraid of becoming just another impersonator. I didnt want to mimic Cher, I wanted to play the role my way.
And while McClure didnt take to Chers mannerisms and singing style, shes thankful the disco darling gave her such a solid original character to live up to in the stage show.
She adds, Id love to meet Cher and make her proud of our new version of Mermaids.
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