Tuesday 24 March 2009, 12:00 | By CMU Editorial
Lionel Richie’s life too boring to mention
Lionel Richie has revealed that while he has been approached on numerous occasions by people who want to write books or make films about him, discussions always fall down when they discover how dull his life has been.
Richie told The Telegraph: “I’ve been approached in the past by Hollywood about a book or a movie about my life but you know it never happens. They said to me, ‘Let’s talk about your ghetto experiences’, and I said, ‘Well, I lived on the college campus so I didn’t really have any’. So then they asked: ‘Ok, let’s talk about your father and mother breaking up..’. and I said: ‘That never happened, my mother, who was a school principle, and my father, who was a systems analyst, were fine..’. So then they asked, ‘Let’s talk about the struggle within your group The Commodores’. And I said, ‘Excuse me but I had (a) hit record in my senior year in college’. Then the producer turned round to me and replied. ‘This is the worst story I’ve heard in my whole life. There is no tragedy’”.
No tragedy? That explanation was quite tragically dull. I’m not sure a film about a dull man explaining how dull someone else once found his life would make a good film either, though.