Hilary Duff Slammed By Sharon Tate's Sister, Debra, For Upcoming Role

Hilary Duff is hanging up her Lizzie McGuire days and taking on a new grisly role. The actress has long left her Disney life behind but now she will be portraying the late Sharon Tate in the upcoming film The Haunting of Sharon Tate

While many have commended Duff for her project, the actress and the film have already hit a sore spot with Tate's family, particularly her sister, Debra Tate.

It's Just Tasteless

Over the years, the mystery and tragedy surrounding Tate's untimely murder have been a question that many historians have yet to answer. From films to documentaries, many still speculate as to why Tate and her unborn child were victims of Charles Manson and his followers

Nonetheless, even though time has passed, the subject is still a sensitive one for Tate's family to deal with. Debra spoke with People magazine about her thoughts on the upcoming film and Debra didn't hold back her feelings about the project.

"It doesn't matter who it is acting in it - it's just tasteless. It's classless how everyone is rushing to release something for the 50th anniversary of this horrific event," Tate stated. The younger sister of the slain actress also stated that a scene used in the movie, where Sharon has a premonition of her fate, is "tacky".

"I know for a fact she did not have a premonition - awake or in a dream - that she and Jay would have their throat cut. I checked with all of her living friends. None of her friends had any knowledge of this. Tacky, tacky, tacky. It's a total fabrication," she continued.

Debra was 16 years old when her sister and unborn child were murdered. 

Duff's Transformation

Meanwhile, Duff has stated on her social media account her "excitement" being able to play the iconic celebrity.

 The 30-year-old actress is currently one of the main characters on the hit television show, Younger.

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