“I’m not gonna say I was fine, cause I wasn’t.”
Actress Natasha Bassett is playing Britney Spears in an upcoming unauthorized biopic for Lifetime titled Britney Ever After. The trailer shows different facets of Britney's personal life leading up to her Las Vegas residency, Piece Of Me.
“Everything’s just kind of this blur, you know? Until you hit rock bottom," Bassett says in Britney's southern accent in the newly-premiered advert. "I wanna be strong for my fans. They’re what keeps me going.”
The spot highlights some of Britney's darkest times, like shaving her head (which is coming up on the 10-year anniversary in a few short weeks).
Just saw the trailer for that Britney biopic.. It looks terrible pic.twitter.com/jS2xf8mZnf
— Slim (@slimshadycher) January 22, 2017
Bassett recently told the press it was "traumatic" to play the role.
"I mean, she's not like anybody else. Her entire life, she's been chased by paparazzi and she's constantly being scrutinized and in the public eye, so it's not normal," Daily News quoted Bassett saying. "I really appreciated how strong she is. Emotionally, the way she got through the constant pressures that she was faced with is admirable."
The biopic premieres Saturday, Feb. 18.