ALL THAT GLITTERS Star Sees Justin Bieber as Liberace Lover Scott Thorson
In an interview with Michael Musto in today's Out.com, Richard Kline, who will portray legendary pianist Liberace in an upcoming musical stage production of the virtuoso, shared his thoughts on the casting of the recent HBO Liberace biopic 'Behind the Candelabra.'
Kline, perhaps best known as Jack Tripper's womanizing side kick 'Larry' on the '70's TV series 'Three's Company,' will star in Alexander DeJong's 'All That Glitters', a musical version of the life of the iconic musician which will feature costumes by award-winning designer Bob Mackie. The show is set to hit Broadway some time next year.
Speaking on HBO's recent TV biopic, Kline shared, "I liked it. It's so far different from this story. The movie was told from Scott's point of view. It was basically a love story. What's great about All That Glitters is it starts as a father and son dynamic and it ends as a father and son dynamic, because Liberace tried to be the father Scott never had and Vice versa. Scott never had a normal, if you will, upbringing."
As far as the casting of the Emmy-winning TV film, Kline contends, "Michael Douglas was brilliant, but Matt Damon was just a hair old for the role. When Liberace met Scott, he was 16. That part should have belonged to Justin Bieber!"
Guess you have to 'Believe' that anything is possible!
Kline's theater credits include City of Angels. He was also the standby for Nathan Lane in David Mamet's play November.