Demi Moore will reportedly be replaced by Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker in the role of Gloria Steinham in an upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic after the G. I. Jane star dropped out due to ‘exhaustion’. Demi Moore was hospitalized earlier this week after collapsing during a party at her home and going into convulsions.Â Gossip has it that Parker will be replacing Moore, although producers for the film have not confirmed this rumor.
Actress Demi Moore was rushed by ambulance from her home in Los Angeles to Sherman Oaks Hospital on Monday after suffering seizure-like symptoms during a birthday party she was hosting. According to TMZ.com, one of the star’s friends told paramedics at the scene that Moore had been inhaling whippets aka ‘whip-its’ containing nitrous oxide.
In the Demi Moore 911 call, the woman on the phone with the dispatcher said “she smoked something… it’s not marijuana, it’s similar to incense” and was “convulsing,” sources told TMZ.com. Another woman told the 911 operator Demi Moore had been taking “other stuff,” was “burning up” and had been having “issues lately.”Â Â Specific information concerning some aspects of Moore’s medical condition and drug use wereÂ reportedly censored from the 911 call to comply with privacy laws.
Following her hospitalization, a representative for the actress said in a press statement that Moore would be “seeking professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health.” As a result of her “exhaustion,” Demi Moore dropped out of her next project, playing Gloria Steinham in the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic.
Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker willÂ allegedly be replacing Demi Moore as feminist icon Gloria Steinham in Lovelace, according to UsMagazine.com. A rep for Parker, however, told E! News that the role switch was not officially confirmed. “At this time Mary-Louise is not set for this role.”Â The film, which portrays the story of Deep Throat porn actress Linda Lovelace,Â also stars Amanda Seyfried as Lovelace, Peter Sarsgaard, Chloe Sevigny, Chris Noth and Sharon Stone, will be released later this year.