By now I'm sure that everyone knows that Brittany Murphy passed away yesterday morning. I found out via text message on the bus heading back from D.C. to New York. It's really sad—she's only a few years older than I am. I've heard her cardiac arrest was due to "natural causes," but I do find it hard to believe that would happen naturally to a 32 year-old. I suppose we'll find out for sure in the coming days. Regardless, she was an amazing actress, so let's take a minute to remember her here.
Who could forget her breakout role in Clueless? One of my favorite lines she said in the movie was when Cher (Alicia Silverstone) made her do a Buns of Steel workout video: "Cher, I don't want to do this anymore. And my buns, they don't feel nuthin' like steel." Amen, sister!
From what I remember, Brittany's character commits suicide. Does anyone else remember anything about her character in this movie? I need to watch it again!
Brittany switched things up in the romantic comedy, Just Married, with Ashton Kutcher. I had a big time Ashton Kutcher phase—I remember being so jealous of her when this movie came out. They had great chemistry, and I believe dated for a while after the movie came out. Ashton wrote this yesterday on Twitter: "2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out to Brittany's family, her husband, and her amazing mother Sharon. See you on the other side, kid."
In Uptown Girls, Brittany plays a nanny to Dakota Fanning. I can totally relate to this movie right now!
I recently saw Little Black Book on TV—I had forgotten how much I like this movie. In this scene, Brittany goes to the doctor (not knowing she's a gynecologist) to do a little investigative research on her boyfriend's ex.
You all know from this post that I had a mild obsession with Eminem, so you can only imagine how envious I was that Brittany played his girlfriend in 8 Mile. Who remembers their sex scene together? Umm yeah, pretty intense. Brittany had made a statement that this was the movie that made her well-known, but I think everyone knew who she was long before that.
Does anyone have anything they want to share about Brittany Murphy? What was your favorite movie she was in?