This week, Richard Simmons expressed his disapproval of Pauly Shore creating a film about his life. However, Shore believes he can eventually change Simmons’ mind.
Shore arrived in Salt Lake City on Thursday for the Sundance Film Festival taking place in nearby Park City over the weekend. Upon his arrival, he was immediately questioned about his upcoming film.
The main question being, is it appropriate to proceed with the Richard Simmons biopic without the explicit approval of Simmons himself?
Shore shared his perspective on the matter, emphasizing that intentions are crucial. He believes that Simmons may not be in favor of the project today, but his feelings could change tomorrow.
Shore insists that his intentions are not malicious and promises to portray Simmons accurately and respectfully. He firmly believes in the saying, “If you build it, they will come.”
Shore further explained that he genuinely thinks that once Simmons sees the short film, which will serve as the basis for the biopic, Simmons will start to see things from his perspective. Essentially, he suggests that the quality of the work will speak for itself and will do justice to Simmons’ story.
Shore poses the question, “What’s wrong with giving the people what they want?”
Only time will tell if Simmons will eventually warm up to the idea. As of now, he is decidedly against it.