The first photos of Lifetime’s ‘Beaches’ remake have arrived! Idina Menzel and Nia Long transform into the iconic roles of CC and Hillary, the roles Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey made famous in the 1988 movie. Check out the new photos now!
Get ready to feel all the feelings! The first three photos of the Beaches remake give us our first glimpse of Idina, 45, and Nia, 46, in their new roles. One photo shows the sweet moment Hillary gives birth to daughter Tori. CC is right by her best friend’s side during this wonderful, life-changing moment. There’s also a photo of Hillary when she’s pregnant with Tori.
The third photo features CC where she belongs — up on stage. CC looks gorgeous in a purple gown as she prepares to sing her heart out. Is this the scene where she’ll sing the legendary “Wind Beneath My Wings,” the song Bette sang in the original movie?
Beaches will premiere on Lifetime on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. ET. Idina will perform the songs “Wind Beneath My Wings,” “The Glory of Love,” and record several new songs for the movie. Child actors Gabriella Pizzolo and Grace Capeless will play the young CC and Hillary in flashback scenes.
Bette, 70, has already given Idina her blessing to take over the role of CC. “Wind Beneath My Wings” earned Bette Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1990. The role of CC is a huge role to fill, especially since Bette is such a legendary singer and actress. Idina is a Broadway legend and Tony Award winner, so she’s got the chops to do Bette’s role justice!
HollywoodLifers, are you going to watch the Beaches remake? Do you think Idina and Nia were good casting choices? Let us know!