Sep 23 2013, 11:12am CDT | by Bang Movies
Etchingham was first irked when she heard herself described by 'All Is by My Side's leading lady Hayley Atwell as a working-class woman who ''swears in every line and is a chain-smoking wild child from the '60s, who had a notoriously tempestuous relationship with Jimi.''
Etchingham told Page Six: ''Naturally I was upset about this as I am not from Manchester and come from a rather prosperous Irish family.''
She insisted: ''Later on, after he went to New York and fell in with the wrong crowd, he might have started to go off the rails, but in the early days he was a fresh, clearheaded and ambitious musician.
''We had a lot of fun that first year in London, and I think it's a shame that Ridley has made such a pig's ear of the story.''
Etchingham decided to write to the Irish Minister for Arts complaining they were subsidizing a film that defamed an Irish national, as well as forcing Ridley ''to take out the defamatory bits and reshoot scenes'' with the help of a lawyer.
The final edit still fell short of Etchingham's expectations, however, and she described it as ''ridiculous . . . sexist'' and ''dull as dishwater.''
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