In a recent video for Netflix Latinoamérica, Millie was asked which historical figure she’d like to bring to life on the screen, to which she answered: “I wouldn’t say she’s historical but I would love to say Amy Winehouse.
“I personally think she is like an icon to R&B and blues and basically the whole culture of music. I just love her music and I really was impacted by her whole story – so I would love to play her.”
However, the 16-year-old actress’ dream to portray the ‘Rehab’ singer on the big screen could be ended by Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse.
Mitch previously revealed that there are plans to release a movie about the ‘Back To Black’ hitmaker, potentially in 2021, but he would rather an unknown actress get the part of his daughter.
He said: “The movie is gonna be in a year or two. We’ve gone beyond talks, we’re at script stage. The film is going to be a biopic.
“The casting will be – and I get to choose, with recommendations from the producer – a star-maker. We’re gonna get an unknown actress, ideally a Jewish girl from North or East London who looks a bit like Amy and talks like Amy.”
Mitch wants the movie to offer a more truthful portrayal of the musician than Asif Kapadia’s 2015 documentary ‘Amy’, which he claimed presented him and his daughter in a “misleading” light.
He explained: “We’ve got a lovely movie, a lovely Broadway show coming, and that’s how we’ll get our own back, by portraying Amy the way she was.”