Holly Madison, former Playboy model and ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, is in talks to have her latest book, “Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny,” made into a television movie. The 35-year-old former "Girls Next Door" reality star revealed she is currently “looking at some options” to bring her memoir to the small screen.
"I think everybody's dream would be to do the big motion picture, but I think even a really well made TV movie would be great, too," Madison told E! on Monday. Who would Madison choose to play her former self? She’s still not sure. “I would pick somebody young because they'd have to be playing me when I started at 21."
Madison’s book launched on Tuesday, a stark look at the seemingly glamorous Playboy lifestyle – a lifestyle she left behind in 2009 after starring on reality series "The Girls Next Door" since 2005. The former model discussed life at the Holmby Hills mansion as Hugh Hefner’s main girlfriend in the memoir, admitting she was so unhappy at times that she contemplated suicide by drowning herself in a bathtub, according to People on June 10. She also said she was verbally and emotionally abused, calling her former life "vacant." Madison accused Hefner of creating drama, pitching his girlfriends against one another for entertainment.
"Would he even miss me? No, I was certain I was just another warm body – as we all were. 'Just another blonde,' I could hear him say," Madison wrote, according to People.
“Girls talk to me all the time about wanting to pose, but these days I kind of advise against it," Madison told E! while promoting her new book in Las Vegas. "It might seem like something fun and glamorous or rebellious and dangerous in your 20s, but guess what? When you're 30 or 40, you're not going to want those pictures floating around.”
Meanwhile, Hugh Hefner, 89, fired back at Madison’s accusations on Sunday. The magazine magnate said Madison’s book was an “attempt to stay in the spotlight.”
"Over the course of my life I’ve had more than my fair share of romantic relationships with wonderful women," Hefner told Us on Sunday. "Many moved on to live happy, healthy, and productive lives, and I’m pleased to say remain dear friends today. Sadly, there are a few who have chosen to rewrite history in an attempt to stay in the spotlight. I guess, as the old saying goes: You can’t win 'em all!"
"Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny" launched on Tuesday and is available on Amazon. This is Madison's second book. Her first, "The Showgirl Next Door," reached bookshelves in May 2011.