Edna: Don't worry. He'll figure out some day that he's crazy 'bout you.
Tracy: You have to say that. You're my mother.
Edna: Well, I know a little something about men.
As for John Travolta playing Edna Turnblad, that goes back to John Waters having often cast 'Divine' in his movies. 'Harris Glenn Milstead' was an actor best known for performing in drag as 'Divine', John Waters cast him as Edna in the 1988 version. When the Broadway musical was being cast, they cast Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, and started a tradition of casting a man in the role of the mother, so the movie is just keeping that tradition going. See more...
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