Iggy Azalea tried to buy the rights to Muriel’s Wedding so she could remake the classic comedy… but the rapper was turned down by the director
Iggy Azalea has previously featured drag queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race in the music videos for her hit singles Sally Walker and Started.
And this week, Trixie Mattel returned the favour by having Iggy on his popular YouTube channel to film a hilarious drag queen makeup tutorial.
During the video, the Australian rapper, 30, revealed that she once tried to buy the rights to Muriel’s Wedding from the film’s writer and director P. J. Hogan.
Surprise! Iggy Azalea (pictured) told Trixie Mattel that she once tried to purchase the rights to Muriel’s Wedding for a remake of the classic film
‘Funny story, I tried to get the rights to it so that I could remake it,’ she said.
‘Not with me in it, just wanting to produce it, and I spoke to the writer and everything,’ she continued.
‘It’s his baby and he was like, “If I was gonna let anyone do it I would honestly let you do it, but I just can’t let anybody recreate it because it’s so perfect.’
‘I spoke to the writer and everything’: The rapper revealed that the film’s writer and director didn’t want to sell the rights to Muriel’s Wedding because the original is already ‘so perfect’
Despite being disappointed, Iggy said that she understood his reasoning and wasn’t mad about not getting the rights to a remake.
Muriel’s Wedding was released in 1994 and went on to become one of the most popular Australian films of all time.
It stars Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths, and tells the story of a socially-awkward twenty-something named Muriel who moves to Sydney to improve her life.
Iconic: Muriel’s Wedding was released in 1994 and went on to become one of the most popular Australian films of all time
Elsewhere in her video with Trixie, Iggy admitted at one point that she’d like to star on Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition.
‘I would want to go on that!’ she exclaimed, before adding: ‘I can cook, but still, I’ll just pretend like I can’t to get on there.’
She also said that she was surprised by how many Americans aren’t familiar with Kylie Minogue.
‘I was alarmed,’ she said, before gushing about Kylie’s Aphrodite tour DVD.
‘I was alarmed’: Iggy (right) also said that she was surprised by how many Americans aren’t familiar with Kylie Minogue. (Pictured with Trixie Mattel)