Britney’s former manager Johnny Wright is salty about the biopic: “They’re not going to talk about the heart of Britney.”
For one, they didn’t cast a character to play Wright, so there’s that, but more importantly… he denounces the Lifetime flick because it won’t show the struggles child stars go through to reach that level of fame. Instead, he expects, as does the Britney Army, it will highlight her most salacious, scandalous moments she’d rather forget.
“I don’t like the movie because… nobody associated with Britney has any involvement in it,” Wright tells an X17 cameraman. He suspects the movie will document media headlines. “It’s just gonna be a sensationalized story. They’re not going to talk about the heart of Britney. They’re not going to talk about what she went through. They’re not going to talk about the sacrifices these kids have to go through as teenagers to do what they do… it’s gonna be a whole bunch of bullshit.”
In 2009, Wright wrote an open letter detailing the unsettling feeling he had watching Britney jump back into the spotlight following a very public downward spiral.
“A comeback is not what I wish for Britney,” he said at the time. “What I wish for her is to settle down and find real happiness. All her essential relationships have been torn apart. She’s been divorced twice, she doesn’t have custody of her kids, she’s being pushed back into being a money machine. I want her to be happy in her heart, then go back to the business because she wants to, not because people are convincing her she has to, or that it would be good therapy for her. It’s too soon for her to be a part of a manufactured machine that is pushing her to have to be a success.”