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.