Liza Minnelli has refused to discuss her views on Judy, the biopic about the final years of her mother Judy Garland‘s life, in a new interview.

The actor denounced the project on Facebook in 2018, describing rumours that she was bonding with lead star Renée Zellweger ahead of production as “100% fiction.”

Minnelli wrote: “I have never met nor spoken to Renée Zellweger... I don’t know how these stories get started, but I do not approve nor sanction the upcoming film about Judy Garland in any way.”

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Now, with less than a week to go until the Oscars – where Zellweger is favourite to win Best Actress – Variety has published an interview with Minnelli about her career.

The interview notes: “Minnelli has no interest in seeing the film. All she will say right now is ‘I hope [Zellweger] had a good time making it.’”

Judy focuses on Garland’s sold-out shows at London nightclub Talk of the Town months before her accidental overdose in 1969.

It shows her living a lonely life away from her children in London.

Zellweger won the Golden Globe and Bafta Best Actress trophy over the past month.

Born in 1946, Minnelli – whose credits include Cabaret, New York New York and US sitcom Arrested Development – is the daughter of Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli (GigiMeet Me in St Louis).

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