Jessica Simpson is working on a remake of classic U.S. show “I Love Lucy” with the pregnant star in the lead role.
The actress/singer is due to give birth to her first child imminently, but she´s already focusing on her showbiz come back and has reteamed with TV producer Ben Silverman, the man behind her new style show Fashion Star, to breathe new life in to the popular 1950s sitcom.
And Simpson has her sights set on getting into Lucille Ball´s shoes to bring back the role she made famous.
Throughout an interview with Elle magazine, Simpson is heard speaking about the future project with Silverman, during which he asks her, “What about that I Love Lucy thing you and I were talking about? The sitcom. We really should go to the networks. It could be superfunny.”
Simpson replies, “Let´s develop it. But I think it would be good to play myself, a new mom, and not do anything so different that people won´t grasp it.”
And Silverman thinks the show will be a hit with Simpson in the starring role.
“She is just naturally funny. Jess has such a disarming wit for a beautiful girl, making fun of herself in the most charming way.” he said.