Brittany Murphy’s untimely death aged just 32 has certainly robbed Hollywood of, not only one its most talented stars, but also one of its kookiest characters. And if you spend a few mins casting your mind across the current crop of young actresses reveals that Britt has left behind a big ol’ pair of spangly high-heeled boots that simply cannot be filled.
Just as Johnny Depp has cornered the market in borderline certifiable, Brittany was the go-to girl for loveable yet sliiiiightly will-she-accidentally-burn-my-house-down-if-I-leave-her-at-home-while-I-pop-to-the-shop characters. Characters that, let’s be honest, the likes of Keira, Scarlett, Winslet and Biel are never going to nail.
Too polished, too beautiful (self-admittedly in Jessica Biel’s case!), too self-aware maybe, but these gals simply don’t have what it takes to do the dirty with Eminem in a steel processing plant, before flipping him off as a mean of saying ‘goodbye’.
Brittany, honey, we will miss you and your super-fun characters. As Ashton Kutcher so brilliantly put it, see you on the other side, kid...