Actress Anne Heche arrives at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica


  • Anne Heche's interview with the "Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef" podcast, recorded in January, will be released Tuesday
  • The Emmy winner said she wanted Miley Cyrus to play a young version of her in a movie, describing the singer as "a f–king great actress"
  • Heche also wanted Kristen Bell to play her because she saw herself "a lot" in the "Frozen" star

Anne Heche revealed which two actresses she wanted to play a young version of her in a movie about her life during an interview seven months before her death.

The Emmy Award-winning actress shared in an interview with the "Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef" podcast, which was recorded in January and will be released Tuesday, that she would want Miley Cyrus or Kristen Bell to play her in a potential biopic.

"I've already thought about it. Miley Cyrus or Kristen Bell," Heche said, adding that she believed "those two girls" had the ability to "pull off the humor that I have" while also doing justice to "the journey that I've gone through."

"The two of them share a personality ability to face the world the way that I would want, that I feel like I have and would want portrayed," she explained.

Heche rose to fame playing twins on the soap opera, "Another World," which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding younger actress in a drama series in 1991.

Heche was impressed with Cyrus' dual role in the Disney series, "Hannah Montana," and her boldness in transforming herself from a wholesome Disney star to a pop superstar with "Wrecking Ball."

"The ability for her to be able to pull off ... I've seen her in 'Hannah Montana,'" the "Volcano" actress said on the podcast. "To be able to do that, to be able to express that, to be able to be as bold as she's been — going from Disney into, you know, 'Wrecking Ball.'"

Heche also gushed over the 29-year-old musician for "the way she moves, the way she sings, her voice, her compassion, [the way] she f–king loves everyone, her ability to get out on stage and sing a cappella."

She continued, "That would be the way that I would see a pure artist engaging with the world with the best time they could ever possibly have. That's why Miley. And I think she's a f–king great actress."

As for the "Frozen" star, Heche said she loved Bell "so much" after co-starring with her in the 2004 TV movie, "Gracie's Choice."

"Kristen Bell gave me my second Emmy nomination," Heche told the podcast host. "She and I played a mother and daughter in a Lifetime movie years ago."

Heche particularly loved Bell's "ability to tell a story," noting that the 42-year-old actress does it with joy, personality, charm, gorgeous timing and humor.

"I see myself a lot in her," she added. "I don't think it was any mistake that I played her mom, and I want her to play me."

Heche was declared brain dead at age 53 on Aug. 12, a week after the Mini Cooper she drove crashed into a two-story home in Los Angeles on Aug. 5.

The Los Angeles Police Department reportedly found that she was under the influence of cocaine at the time of the crash after examining her blood. They ended their investigation into the incident following Heche's death.

"As of today, there will be no further investigative efforts made in this case. Any information or records that have been requested prior to this turn of events will still be collected as they arrive as a matter of formalities and included in the overall case," the LAPD said in a statement over the weekend.

Heche's full interview with Yontef will be released Tuesday.

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Anne Heche, pictured at the 3rd Annual Mammoth Film Festival Portrait Studio in Mammoth Lakes, California on Feb. 29, 2020, is competing on “Dancing With the Stars” Season 29. Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Mammoth Media Institute