Did Beyonce Drop Out Of Clint Eastwood Project Because Of His Speech At The National Republican Convention?

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on October 10 2012 11:42 AM

Beyoncé was supposed to team up with Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood for a remake of the 1937 romantic drama "A Star is Born," but pulled out of the project this week.

“I was looking forward to the production of A Star Is Born and the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood," she said in a statement to E! News.

"For months we tried to coordinate our schedules to bring this remake to life but it was just not possible. Hopefully in the future we will get a chance to work together.”

While Beyonce blames scheduling conflicts, it is very possible that the superstar did not want to be affiliated with Eastwood after he mocked President Barack Obama at the Republican National Convention last month. 

Beyonce is a strong Obama advocate, most recently hosting a fundraiser on his behalf alongside husband Jay-Z. The two raised $4 million for Obama’s campaign in one night during an event in New York.

Beyonce also sang at Obama’s inauguration in 2009.

Meanwhile, at the Republican National Convention last month, Eastwood, 82, gave a surprise speech, in which he addressed an "invisible" President Barack Obama, using an empty chair as his prop onstage. 

"So, Mr. President, how do you handle promises that you have made when you were running for election, and how do you handle them? I mean, what do you say to people?  Do you just -- you know-I know -- people were wondering -- you don't -- handle that OK."

"I think if you just step aside and Mr. Romney can kind of take over. You can maybe still use a plane," the actor continued.

The interesting speech and prop immediately caused a frenzy on the Internet.

A Twitter account "Invisible Obama" was created, and in the bio, stated that it was located "Stage left of Clint Eastwood," and that "The GOP built me." An hour after Eastwood's speech, the account had 20,000 followers.

Obama even joined in the Twitter frenzy and tweeted a photo of himself from his official account @BarackObama.

In the picture, the president is sitting in his own chair with the caption, "This seat's taken."

 

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