Amy Winehouse’s friends have expressed their fury with her father, after he allowed gruesome scenes of her drug overdose to be filmed in her former apartment.
Marisa Abela, the actress who plays the singer in the biopic Back To Black, is seen in our exclusive images on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask as she leaves the property in north London.
The flat is now owned by Mrs. Winehouse’s father, Mitch, played in the film by Eddie Marsan, who also appears in the scene alongside Mrs. Abela and other actors playing the paramedics.
Last night, the singer’s friends were devastated that Winehouse had given permission for the Camden flat to be used to recreate one of her daughter’s darkest moments, which took place in August 2008.
A marathon 36-hour drug-taking session followed, ending with his check-in at the £10,000-a-week Causeway Retreat center on Osea Island, Essex.
Eddie Marsan (left) plays Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch in the controversial biopic Back To Black and the late singer’s friends have criticized his decision to allow filming in her former apartment.
Actress Marisa Abela, who plays Amy, was seen being led away from a property in Camden, the late singer’s former territory.
Amy Winehouse’s friends have expressed their fury with her father, after he allowed the gruesome scenes of her drug overdose to be filmed in his old apartment.
The actors were dressed as paramedics as they led the actress to an ambulance for the scene.
The flat is now owned by Mrs. Winehouse’s father, Mitch, played in the film by Eddie Marsan (pictured), who also appears in the scene.
Mitch Winehouse and Amy Winehouse backstage at the BRIT Awards on February 20, 2008
The scene detailed minute by minute the moment the global pop star was moved from his home.
The singer was taken to a rehab clinic after a 36-hour marathon drug session in the apartment in 2008.
One told The Mail on Sunday: “The fact that Amy’s father said she’s fine in a scene where she overdosed in the apartment she lived in is disgusting.”
‘It was so personal and it’s so upsetting and unnecessary. It’s like the movie relives all the darkest moments in his life, when there were so many more incredible moments.
‘All we’re seeing is the depressing stuff, but that’s not who she was. Mitch should be embarrassed.
‘His behavior is shocking. I didn’t know what was going on or what she was like with us all those years.
“Amy would really hate for them to focus on all the dark stuff she’s been through.”
Ms Winehouse lived on the property after the release of her Back To Black album and friends say she enjoyed happy times there.
A friend said: ‘There was always music and laughter. That was Amy. She was so loving and it was so much fun to be around her.’
Winehouse lived in the flat until 2010, when she bought a nearby four-story house, where she was found dead the following year, aged 27.
It was later confirmed that he died of alcohol poisoning.
The actress was on a stretcher being led to an ambulance that was set to a pale green carpet.
A group of extras playing photographers surrounded the gurney as it was carried to a waiting ambulance while the gruesome scene was filmed.
The actors playing the paparazzi were seen pushing each other outside the singer’s former home while filming the scene.
One of Amy Winehouse’s friends told The Mail on Sunday: “The fact that Amy’s father said she’s fine in a scene where she overdosed in the apartment she lived in is disgusting.”
The actress was wrapped in a blanket with an oxygen mask on her face and an oxygen tank next to her in bed as she portrayed Amy’s overdose in 2008.
The biopic, which is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, has caused consternation among some of Amy’s friends.
The stretcher also had an oxygen tank and a bag for the air that the actress playing Winehouse was breathing.
Marisa Abela (left) and Eddie Marsan (right) filming the new Amy Winehouse biopic outside her Camden flat in London.
The actress wore black knee-high boots and a light blue denim miniskirt and cropped Adidas jacket as she played the singer.
Marisa Abela, 26, stars in the biopic opposite Jack O’Connell as Amy’s husband, Blake Fielder-Civil.
Amy Winehouse and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, leave their Camden home in 2007. Amy let a friend live in the apartment, but her father took control of the property after her death.
Winehouse allowed a friend to live in the apartment after she moved out, but after her death, her father took control.
Abela, 26, who starred in the BBC’s bawdy drama Industry, has been seen filming various scenes for the film, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.
The actress was seen last week dressed in a white jean miniskirt and a black tank top next to Winehouse’s black cab.
A source close to Ms Winehouse’s family said: ‘Amy’s life was full of ups and downs. Great care will be taken to tell her story honestly and accurately.’