Lifetime is producing a Whitney Houston biopic later this year, with Yaya DaCosta in the title role and Angela Bassett in the director’s chair. That’s all fine and well – no one’s expecting it to be genius, but it’s a nice tribute to the late singer. The only person unhappy about this (instead of just apathetic) is Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who is a bit put out that she wasn’t cast to portray her mother… despite the fact that she’s not even an actress.
Here’s what Angela said recently in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:
“I did not think about casting her. And probably for a number of reasons, you know. One being that she’s not an actress. I know she’s acted here and there. I know she’s been on their family’s reality show, but she’s not an actress and acting is a craft. It’s an attempt to illuminate the complexities of human behavior and life. And this is a very fast-paced schedule; we have just 21 days to tell this story. It’s more than just saying lines and turning the light on. You have to drive the story—there’s a technical aspect.”
Could that be seen as a diss? Eh, maybe, but she’s just speaking the truth. However, Bobbi got all up in arms and retaliated on Twitter, as you do, by claiming that she’s going to be an award-winning actress and calling Angela a man.
Oh God, grow the hell up, Bobbi. First of all, Angela Bassett has more talent in her pinky finger than Bobbi Kristina has in her entire body. And any talent she may have is completely overshadowed by the fact that she’s an insufferable brat. Between this and the antics of her brother/husband, the Houston family is really not doing Whitney’s memory and legacy any favours.
June 30, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
Yes, I did just refer to myself in the third person. It’s Friday and this post involves a Waiting to Exhale sequel, so if you have a problem with that, you can deal.
Guys! They’re making a Waiting to Exhale sequel and it’s official. Angela confirmed the news last night on the red carpet premiere of her new movie Jump the Broom, which i am soooo going to see.
Here are the deets from TheYBF.com:
The actress confirmed that in the sequel, “Getting to Happy,” Whitney Houston, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon will all reprise their roles.
She said, “[Terry McMillian] wrote ‘Getting to Happy’ and she’s written the screenplay.” The she added that “Loretta, Lela, [and] Whitney,” are all on-board.
She also confirmed that Forest Whitaker will return as director. But Waiting To Exhale isn’t the only great Black film returning to the movies. You will soon see remakes of Juice and Sparkle on the big screen as well.
This was the kind of news I needed today. How amazing is this movie going to be? Of course I mean “amazing” in the kind of way that the Lifetime Original Movie The Client List was amazing. Thoroughly enjoyable but kind of a train wreck. Whitney can barely stand these days, let alone act. Really looking forward to this.
May 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Molls
This man is neither black nor white. He is bronzed.
He’s seriously, like, statuesque. I just adore him.
Anyway, he showed up to watch Angela Bassett take her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Angela Basset got old. I mean, she’s still beautiful, but she’s old. This scares me. If Angela Bassett can get old, so can I. That’s worrisome.