Cindy Crawford is all set to make her debut as a producer for a show about the 1980s modeling wars for NBC. “Icon” will focus on the world of modeling from internal conflicts in talent management companies to tensions between models during the 1980s.
It will depict the “modeling wars in the '80s that occurred between Ford Modelling Agency [now known as Ford Models], and Elite Model Management.” The fictionalized show will give the audience an insight into the time when Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and others emerged as supermodels. However, initial reports have said “no actual names of models or figures from the time will be used.”
The 49-year-old supermodel will be joined by renowned writer and producer of “The Hunger Games” Robin Bissell. He also will write the script for the series and co-produce it with Crawford. Anne Heche and James Tupper, who proposed the idea, will join the supermodel as executive producers, Vogue reported.
Crawford often has spoken about the modeling world, and revealed she had not initially considered it as a career. “My generation didn’t grow up thinking about modeling. Maybe we thought about being famous as a singer or a football player or something like that, but I never thought about modeling as a career,” she said. But, she added everything has changed due to Instagram and selfies.
The Omega brand ambassador had earlier said acting was not her forte. She is comfortable being herself in front of the camera -- but not trying to be someone else. Crawford said the last time she acted in a commercial with Sofia Vergara, she realized she did not enjoy it.
This is the first time Crawford will be taking on the role of producer. However, the American beauty is no stranger to the world of television. The supermodel famously presented MTV’s popular “House of Style” in the 1980s, apart from starring in an iconic Pepsi commercial that further established her as a force with which to be reckoned. She also made waves in the industry when she appeared in 1995 hit “Fair Game,” starring opposite Salma Hayek and William Baldwin.