Robbie Williams | Robbie Williams forced to cut parts of Better Man script due to legal threats

Robbie Williams was forced to cut parts of his biopic due to legal threats.

The ‘Let Me Entertain You’ hitmaker plays himself in ‘Better Man’ – which is helmed by filmmaker Michael Gracey – and he admitted he finds the process difficult.

As The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column reports, Robbie told fans during a performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall: “It’s ab **** to put together a film.

“You tell all these stories and then legally you have to pass them on to see if a lot of people will sue you.

“So I sent the script to a lot of people to see if they would sue me – and it turns out they are in the world.”

The 48-year-old pop star joked that the edits made the script mean he was the film’s only real villain.

He laughed, “At the start of this movie, there were at least five villains. There were at least five a*******s in the script.

“And now, for legal reasons, there’s only one a ***** in the movie and you watch it.”

Robbie also told fans what he thought when he first met director Michael, he thought the ‘Greatest Showman’ filmmaker was going to offer him the lead role in the hit musical, which instead went to Hugh Jackman.

He said: “Once he came to my house and said, ‘I want to offer you something.’

“He said, ‘Listen, I have this movie and it’s about an artist. It’s about PT Barnum, the greatest artist of all time.”

“He showed me the script for the movie and he talked about it all the way. I was like, ‘I know what’s going to happen,’ and he played me the songs. They’re amazing, aren’t they?”

However, it wasn’t to be because Michael instead wanted Robbie to help him land Hugh for the part.

He added: “At the end he said, ‘I need you to do me a favor? Would you phone Hugh Jackman and ask him to do that, please? It’s a fucking true story. Just think of what could have been.”

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