"It will do for her what '8 Mile' did for Eminem"
Halsey is set to be the subject of a new big budget movie about her life and rise to fame.
As Deadline reports, Sony Pictures have closed a deal on the life rights to the singer songwriter and social activist.
Not only is she set to star in the film, a source claims that the film will be “the closest cousin to what they hope for here is a vehicle that does for her what 8 Mile did for Eminem”.
Halsey, now 23, last year released her acclaimed second album ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom‘ – and has become renowned for her outspoken stance on sexuality, gender and race. Read her powerful speech from this year’s Women’s March in full here.
Last year, she went into detail on her feelings about ‘white guilt’ and her experience of living life as bi-racial.
“I’m half black,” she said. “My dad managed a car dealership, wore a suit to work, had a nice watch, was always clean-shaven, handsome, played golf on the weekends. And people would come up to him like, ‘Yo, brotha! What’s up!’ And my dad would be like, ‘Hi…’”
Halsey continued: “I’m white-passing. I’ve accepted that about myself and have never tried to control anything about black culture that’s not mine. I’m proud to be in a biracial family, I’m proud of who I am, and I’m proud of my hair. One of my big jokes a long time ago was ‘I look white, but I still have white boys in my life asking me why my nipples are brown’. Every now and then I experience these racial blips.
“I look like a white girl, but I don’t feel like one. I’m a black woman. So it’s been weird navigating that. When I was growing up I didn’t know if I was supposed to love TLC or Britney.”
She also made headlines last month when discussing her battle with endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a common condition involving the lining of the womb that affects women of childbearing age and which often causes severe pain.
“I can’t pretend anymore that just because I’m a pop artist and I’m touring that everything’s perfect and everything’s all good and my skin’s always great and I’m fit and my outfits are always perfect,” she said while being honoured at the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s annual Blossom Ball.
“In the process of having everyone pick me apart and feeling so insecure, feeling less of a woman because I couldn’t be intimate with my boyfriend, because I couldn’t go out when my friends wanted me to, because I was dealing with digestion problems and bleeding problems and fainting and all of the other amazing things that come along with having endo.”
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She added: “It was really hard to feel like that confident, 20-something year old girl who wanted to get on the stage with her middle finger held high and make everyone sing along with her….keep fucking fighting.”
Halsey tour dates and tickets
Check out Halsey’s upcoming UK dates below. Tickets are available here.
London – Eventim Apollo (September 22)
London – Eventim Apollo (September 23)