Basically, she just wants to celebrate her milestone with everyone.
Long revered as "America's sweetheart", actress Betty White is turning 100. And she wants to celebrate that milestone with everyone!
The Emmy-award-winning actress has a movie special, "Betty White: 100 Years Young", premiering in theaters for just one day, on her birthday on Jan 17. The movie will feature White along with a star-studded cast of her friends, including Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin Manuel- Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Valerie Bertinelli, James Corden, Wendy Malick, and Jennifer Love Hewitt, says PEOPLE.
The 1-hour and 40-minute film will highlight key moments in the actress's long career and her performances in “The Golden Girls”, hosting “SNL”, “Hot in Cleveland”, “The Proposal” and a special lost episode from her first sitcom, according to USA Today. In the trailer for the film, wearing a pink floral blazer and donning her signature hairdo, replete with pearl studs, White is seen saying, "Hello, I'm Betty White. I feel so fortunate to have had as great a career as I've had for as long as I have".
The movie, made by Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein, follows White in her day-to-day life, including behind-the-scenes on sets, working with her office staff, entertaining at home, lending her voice as an animal advocate, and taking viewers to her actual birthday party, CNN says. "Who doesn't love a party?!? This one is gonna be GREAT!" White told CNN in a statement.
White was born in 1922 in Oak Park, near Chicago, Illinois. She was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995 and has earned eight Emmy Awards in many categories. Last year, ahead of her 99th birthday, White spoke to PEOPLE about what keeps her going. "I am blessed with good health, so turning 99 is no different than turning 98," she said. "Don't take yourself too seriously. You can lie to others – not that I would – but you cannot lie to yourself".
White loved animals and dreamt of becoming a forest ranger, but women weren't allowed to be rangers at the time. So, when she was 88, The U.S. Forest Service made the iconic actress an honorary forest ranger. However, she went on to find work in radio and television, according to PEOPLE. She became the first woman to produce a national TV show, and the first woman to receive an Emmy nomination. And here she is, celebrating her birthday with everyone who loves her dearly at 100.
Tickets for the premiere are being sold by Fathom Events and the trailer has got nearly 25k views. In response to the invitation, fans have even made their own versions of a Time magazine cover calling her the “Person of the century”.
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