Late singer Bobby Darin was fortunate to have been played by Kevin Spacey on the big screen - because Spacey's mother was the musician's biggest fan.

KATHLEEN SPACEY, who died of brain cancer in March (04), was the driving force behind the OSCAR-winning actor's portrayal of Darin in Beyond The Sea.

And caring son Kevin explains that while he was shooting the film, his ill mother wanted constant updates on its progress.

Spacey explains, "My mother always wanted me to make a movie about Bobby Darin. No matter how sick she was, every day she would ask me for a 'BD' update."

27/07/2004 21:19