Goldie Hawn out of HBO's 'Viagra Diaries' comedy pilot - report
Goldie Hawn will not appear in HBO's new comedy pilot "The Viagra Diaries," after all, a report says.
A spokesperson for the 66-year-old actress had no immediate comment and HBO has also not released an official statement. Deadline.com reported on Thursday, March 1, that the cable network and the actress have mutually agreed to part ways."
Hawn had signed on to star in the project last spring. It would have marked her first acting role since the release of the 2002 movie "The Banger Sisters."
"The Viagra Diaries" is based on a 2009 book by author Barbara Rose Brooker. The television pilot is the brainchild of "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star. Hawn was supposed to play a woman whose husband has a midlife crisis at 65 and leaves her. The character then struggles with being single for the first time in 35 years.
Deadline.com reported that "Bridesmaids" star Wendi McLendon-Covey has also been cast in the project and that "the producers and HBO are already looking into other actresses" to play the lead character."
Hawn's last regular television acting role was in 1970, when she starred on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In." The actress has made public appearances as herself in various entertainment programs including as a presenter at the 2009 Oscar ceremony (see above).