A trailer for the deliciously bananas unauthorized Britney Spears Lifetime movie Britney Ever After just dropped and TBH, we’re living for it. They managed to squeeze so much into 30 seconds (K-Fed! JT! So. much. sequins!), revealing just how much of Brit’s life the movie covers—yes, they tackle that unforgettable head-shaving, umbrella-wielding 2007 day when the pop star reached her breaking point. Sure, some diehard fans are not here for the casting—one YouTuber commented “they had no right to do it she looks nothing like britney spears!!”—but we have to admit, we can’t wait to see this one. Here are our five takeaways from the Britney Ever After trailer to tide you over before the biopic hits Lifetime Canada on Feb. 18.
1. JT shows up
Nathan Keyes is pretty darn cute but we’re thinking he’ll need to slide into a wig of Justin’s early aughts yellow-blonde curls before we buy the resemblance.
2. And so does K-Fed
Who could forget that white lace bridal mini and veil ensemble a momentarily brunette Britney donned to marry back-up dancer Kevin Federline? #Iconic. Also, at least in this shot, Vancouver actor Clayton Chitty‘s cheek and big diamond studs are giving major K-Fed vibes.
3. The actress who plays Britney has got her voice and accent nailed
From the southern drawl to the slightly childlike pitch, Australian actress Natasha Bassett certainly sounds like our gal Brit Brit. The facial resemblance may not be spot-on but that’s nothing a few ratty crimped blonde extensions can’t fix. (Britney, we love you no matter what your hair looks like but, girl.) We’ll wait to see how she dances with a python before making our final casting judgement.
4. Speaking of dancing, there’s lots of it
YAAASSSSSSSS. Praying to the Lifetime gods that they recreate at least one of her legendary VMA performances.
5. They really get into Britney’s meltdown
We’ll wait to see how sensitively this one is handled on-screen because ten years after her head-shaving and umbrella-wielding breakdown, it’s crystal clear that the mental health and addiction issues Britney was dealing with—no to mention incessant paparazzi harassment—were def no joke.
Watch the full trailer here:
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