LIZA MINNELLI has confirmed she was ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's first choice to play NORMA DESMOND on stage in his SUNSET BOULEVARD musical.
She says, "They came to me at first, and I was working, so I couldn't do - the commitments were such that I couldn't be at all rehearsals. And I won't do something if I can't be there.
"I don't want to go out and perform and then come back to rehearsal. And that was the schedule."
But Minnelli hopes she'll be in contention to play Desmond if there are ever plans to remake the classic 1950 film.
She adds, "Of course (I'd do it). Oh, yeah, there's a lot of interesting stuff there."