Amy Winehouse’s ex Blake Fielder-Civil seen for the first time since filming began on the biopic
Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, has been photographed for the first time since filming began on his biopic, Back To Black.
The 40-year-old former video production assistant smoked a cigarette while wearing a navy puffer jacket and jeans during an outing in Leeds last Monday.
He accessorized with a black Los Angeles Hundreds baseball cap and donned white sneakers, before donning a pair of black headphones over his ears.
Blake, who was married to the late Amy from 2007-2009, pulled up his hood and smiled as he walked into town.
He’s being played by Jack O’Connell in the upcoming film, while Industry’s Marisa Abela plays the Tears Dry On Their Own singer.
Emerging: Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil has been photographed for the first time since filming began on his biopic, Back To Black
The actors appeared to be in a heated argument while filming an argument scene for Back To Black on Tuesday in London.
Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, recently defended the controversial casting choice for the new biopic, after many claimed that Marisa and Amy don’t look close enough.
She disagrees with the backlash when she shared this week that Marisa is a “great choice,” admitting that it doesn’t matter if they “don’t look exactly the same.”
chatting with TMz On the new pitch about his daughter, Mitch said: ‘Marisa is Marisa and Amy is Amy… so it’s not a big deal if they’re not mirror images.
“Marisa is a great choice for the role.”
He went on to say that Eddie Marsan, who plays Mitch, doesn’t exactly look like him either, noting, “There’s too much emphasis on looks.
“Because there are so many examples in Hollywood of actors who don’t look like their real-life character.”
Mitch’s defense comes as the casting choice of Marisa, known for playing Yasmin on the BBC One television series Industry, left many fans divided when they took to social media.
Out and about: The former video production assistant, 40, had a cigarette while wearing a navy puffer jacket and jeans during an outing in Leeds last Monday.
Casual: She accessorized with a black Los Angeles Hundreds baseball cap and slipped on white sneakers.
Strolling: Blake pulled up her hood and smiled as she walked into town.
One fan tweeted: “Marisa Abela is a good actress but anyone who thinks they look anything like Amy Winehouse needs to make an appointment with their eye doctor.”
“Marisa Abela is nothing like Amy Winehouse,” repeated another.
As a third party added: ‘Not a good choice. #amywinehouse had a natural softness and vulnerability. but Marisa Abela, like Amy, just looks tough and mean. I’m sorry’.
Mitch and his wife Janis are the parents of Amy, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011, and their 44-year-old son Alex.
Hungry? She was carrying a couple of groceries from the cheap Aldi supermarket.
Portrayal: Jack O’Connell plays him in the upcoming film, while Industry’s Marisa Abela plays the Tears Dry On Their Own singer.
Tunes: Blake lifted a pair of black headphones over her ears. He seemed to be in a very good mood as he smiled.
But while the casting has her parents’ stamp of approval, Amy’s friends aren’t so convinced either.
One told The Mail on Sunday that they are not happy with Marisa’s casting because, despite the near-perfect wig she wears and identical tattoos, they don’t think she looks like the rehab singer.
They also contrast the social background of the Roedean-educated Ms Abela with the London-born Ms Winehouse, known for her street persona.
Flashback: Blake and Amy appear at the Mojo Awards in 2007
“No one asked us about Amy,” the friend said.
‘How can you be authentic and accurate if you don’t know the real Amy or the truth about what happened in her later years? We are against this and we are upset. Amy was absolutely amazing.
Amy’s friends are also furious at the biopic’s makers for not consulting them about the star’s life, saying executives working at Back To Black have not contacted them about their memories of the late singer. , raising fears that the film will be inaccurate.
Even though it’s been nearly 12 years since Winehouse was found unconscious at her home in Camden, north London, in July 2011, her heartbroken friends still believe it’s too early to make such a film.
Sources on the set of Back To Black, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and named after Winehouse’s 2006 hit album, say filming is only due for the past eight weeks, which industry insiders believe It is not a long time for a production of this type.
A source said: “It all feels very fast, almost a bit of a smash and grab.”
Many also doubted the film would be made in its entirety, accusing the project of “exploiting the singer’s legacy” and “capitalizing on her trauma”, with some calling on people to “just put her to rest”.
Tough: Marisa, known for her role on BBC show Industry, received backlash over casting as fans claim she’s the wrong one (pictured December 2022)