The singer and former talent contest judge walked across the set costumed as a character clearly modelled on Cheryl Cole: The X Factor Years. Its an only-in-Hollywood cultural feedback loop exemplified by the tight, black-lace-panelled Emilio Pucci mini-dress; glossy, honeyed locks and sky-high Christian Louboutin stilettos.
Based on the best-selling pregnancy guide and starring Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez, the film follows four couples as they prepare for parenthood. Cole plays a TV talent show judge who evaluates Diazs characters audition.
Cole was slated to appear as a judge on the US version of X Factor, until producers decided to replace her with singer Nicole Scherzinger. Simon Cowell recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he would offer Cole a role in another TV project in a heartbeat, with no hard feelings.
Youre not drowning puppies here, he said. Youre offering someone whos got millions of dollars more money and more work. And if people think thats cruel, then they can do that to me on a daily basis. Ill take it twice a day.