Richard Simmons disavows biopic: ‘I have never given my permission for this movie’

18 january 2024

The reclusive fitness instructor, who was a household name in the 80s, says he is not involved in new biopic starring comedian Pauly Shore

The 55-year-old actor has also played Simmons in an unrelated short film titled The Court Jester, which will premiere at Sundance film festival on Friday.

I have never given my permission for this movie. So don’t believe everything you read.

He unwittingly became the subject of a 2017 podcast titled Missing Richard Simmons, which sought to find an answer for his disappearance from public life.

Simmons later came forward to say he simply appreciated his privacy, with critics describing the podcast as “morally suspect”.

Elsewhere, the picture has been no better. In the US, Donald Trump is now many people’s favourite to become president again.

The danger of the rest of the world getting battle fatigue and losing interest all too apparent.

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