Last week, I ranted about how it really looked like Rihanna was the first pick to play Whitney Houston in a biopic of the late singer. I said it then, and I’ll said it again now, that that would be awful casting. Rihanna is not remotely in Whitney’s league, performance wise, and it just doesn’t make sense at all.
But try this one on for size: what if it was Bobbi Kristina who played the role of Whitney?
With reports Rihanna wants to play Whitney Houston should there ever be a biopic about the legendary singer — Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, is telling friends there is only one person that can play that role … HER.
According to our sources, Bobbi feels she is the perfect person to play the part of Whitney … telling friends that no one knew her better.
Our sources say BK feels that if Easy E’s son can play him in a movie, she can do it too.
So if such a project ever develops, the producers can expect a call from Bobbi Kristina.
See, this is a horrible idea too, for so, so many reasons. Bobbi Kristina doesn’t even look all that much like Whitney. Nope, it looks like she inherited the features of Bobby Brown instead. And just because you know someone best doesn’t automatically mean you should be the one to play them in a movie. Could you imagine? How boring would a Lindsay Lohan biopic be? That crack pipe would be way too stiff!
And here’s the main reason: I have a hard time believing that Bobbi Kristina is in any shape to do much of anything, much less this job. This is a girl with a bad drug problem who is probably dating and possibly engaged to her adopted brother. Also, her mother, who she was especially close to, died just two months ago. Who would think that it would be a great idea for her to dramatize Whitney’s whole life?
My final argument: Jennifer Hudson exists. Thank you.