She was not offended! In fact she was flattered!
Gone Girl became one of the hottest films when it was released, and a lot of that had to do with how the director David Fincher showed the media fallout that happened after *SPOILER* the "murder" of the lead character in Gillian Flynn's novel-turned-screenplay.
One of the people satirized in the film was Nancy Grace who was portrayed as a fictional character named Ellen Abbott played by actress Missi Pyle.
Well, the two recently got together, and they had a lot to talk about! And Nancy Grace was very happy with Missi's portrayal of her!
Nancy Grace said:
"I was so proud and pleased that you were the one who played me…I loved the film…It's almost too much for me to take in. I'm very flattered. I grew up on a red dirt road drinking water out of a well my grandfather dug. So the thought that someone would portray me or loosely base a character off me in a movie is almost more than I can take in. Even though I get poked fun at, I don't mind. I thought I had a favorite portrayal until I saw Gone Girl. That's my new favorite. Of course, I loved Amy Poehler [on Saturday Night Live]. But there was a character loosely based on me on Boston Legal. The good thing about her is that she let me romance Captain Kirk, William Shatner. How could a girl turn that down?"
Missi subsequently calls Nancy a "badass" and an "amazing lady" before asking if the media portrayal in the film was accurate. Nancy Grace said:
"The answer to that is yes and no. I've seen the media camped out. And in the portrayal of me, I absolutely — and did so with Scott Peterson — comment on behavioral evidence. Of course, Peterson's case was over the top because he was actually having the affair with Amber Frey after he had just killed his wife. In this case, Nick Dunne was a lot better off because we know that he's innocent."
Missi then asks if Nancy caught the part in the movie where Ben Affleck's "man part" is shown. And here's where Nancy Grace apologizes to Ben's "man part" for missing it! She said:
"I heard it made a turn in the movie. I'm assuming that was the shower scene. I'm sorry, I was too focused on the blood to notice Ben Affleck's penis, so I apologize to the penis because I did not notice it. Has everyone in this country seen his penis but me? Am I the only one?"
We're pretty sure everyone else was totally on the look out and saw what they came for, ha!
[ Related: Ben Affleck Makes Full Frontal Jokes In Front Of A Full House At The Hollywood Film Awards! ]
No worries, Nancy Grace! When the film comes out on DVD you'll be able to see Ben's pee-pee up close and personal on your TV!
But seriously we love you, Nancy. You deserve a hundred portrayals in films for all that you've done in the world!
[Image via Daniel Tanner/WENN & Image via Twentieth Century Fox.]
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