This Is The Last Thing Marvin Would Want: Singer’s Ex Pleading For Jesse Martin To Drop Out Of Biopic

March 11, 2013  |  
Source: WENN

From EurWeb

Marvin Gaye’s ex-wife is reportedly urging Jesse L. Martin to follow in Lenny Kravitz’s footsteps by quitting an upcoming movie about her late husband.

Janis Hunter, who was married to the singer from 1977 to 1981, is said to be furious about plans to document Gaye’s life in a new biopic called “Sexual Healing,” which will be directed by British filmmaker Julien Temple.

Kravitz recently quit the lead role and was replaced by the former “Law & Order” star, who had previously been attached to the project in its early stages. Now, Hunter wants Martin to also walk away.

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    They were married for less than 2 years so her life w/him will only be minutes int he whole movie. I wonder if the fact that he was 33 (and married) and she was only 17, is the real reason she and her son object to the film?

  • MarvinGayeFan4Life

    I think the story line should not ignore his troubles but the movie should also celebrate his life as a whole. Let’s go back to where it all began. Let’s highlight his musical soul mate and how her death sent him to his troubles but also led to one of the greatest album’s in black music and music in general What’s Going On.

  • OSHH

    I think if you are going to tell the story tell the whole story, don’t just zero in on the last dark years of his life for some sort of sensationalized controversy, start from the beginning. with all due respect for this man’s life and legacy. I think that is what the issue is for his family.

    • MarvinGayeFan4Life

      You are so on point! Why not look at his life, his music and legacy as a whole. Yes, drugs were a huge part of it but as a fan I want the whole story. Even though the ending is tragic the overall story could inspire other artists and aspiring artists to make better choices – seeing his rise and fall.

  • Guest

    Bio’s are supposed to reflect the story of someone’s life good or bad, not the glossed over image family may want to present. If people don’t want their demons out there, they should avoid fame at all costs!!!!!

  • Kam

    She doesn’t specifically say in the article on the other site why she is unhappy about the project but if its for the same reason that she initially wanted Lenny Kravitz to drop out (allegedly because the movie focused on his drug addiction) then I don’t know what to tell her. While Marvin Gaye was a talented singer, and song writer he was also a troubled man who was a well known drug addict. If you believe some accounts he was so drug addicted he intentionally provoked the fight with his father that led to his death. Sorry Janet you can’t have it both ways. If you do a movie on this man’s life then unfortunately drugs are going to play a large part because it seems as if drugs played a large part in his life. Either deal with the reality that your ex-husband lived (which by the way you were just as strung out as him and maybe thats what you don’t want to relive)or stop b–ching everytime the subject of a movie on his life comes out.

  • L-Boogie

    I totally agree. He has the look.

  • jjac401

    Sorry Janice – I don’t think anyone in their right mind would pay attention to your request.

  • Janice needs to kick rocks. Jesse Martin is PERFECT for the role of Marvin Gaye.


      Jesse L Martin was born for this part!