Director Susan Walter never intended to have Sharon Stone play top billing in her 2017 romantic comedy “All I Wish”.
Senior Hollywood Writer Julie Miller says Stone was originally asked to play the mother of the film’s protagonist, but the actress had other ideas. “I said, ‘I think it would be more interesting if I play the daughter,” Stone told Vanity Fair.
“I just didn’t feel that having a 25-year-old woman who didn’t have her life together was that perilous,” the Golden Globe winner explained. “The stakes would be so much higher, and it would feel more important when the protagonist’s mom gets sick if we are older, because this is what happens in real life.”
Adding, “This is the stuff we all really have to deal with, and think about, and come to terms with. I just feel there’s so much more comedy in the truth.”
Walter ultimately agreed, and returned the good faith by offering to help the first-time filmmaker produce and find financing for the film.
“All I Wish” tells the story of “a clothing designer, is desperate to find her soulmate… following a path of irresponsible behaviour, changing jobs and having occasional relationships with younger men.”