Pop beauty Ashlee Simpson's manager and father Joe has changed the gay plot in her movie debut WANNABE, because he's uncomfortable with his daughter playing a lesbian.

The former Baptist minister fears the PIECES OF ME star's chances of breaking into Hollywood would be hampered if she played a homosexual, so he ordered movie producers to alter the romantic comedy's script, reports American gossip site PAGESIX.COM.

He explains, "I changed it. It doesn't work for her to be gay the first thing out. She said, 'But it's cool, it's edgy, it's different,' and of course the filmmakers were like, 'It's cool for a woman to be a lesbian.'

"She's going to be a huge movie star. She's like Meg Ryan or Cameron Diaz, with probably more depth. When we're done, she'll play it all."

16/12/2004 05:47