Angela Bassett is making her directorial debut with a biopic on the life of Whitney Houston for Lifetime. The only reason I’d want to check it out so soon is that she’s the one involved with it, cuz you know my feelings are still hurt that Nippy ain’t with us no more. YaYa DaCosta Alafia is playing Whitney and that works for me because she favors her a little. I’ve also been a YaYa fan since the America’s Next Top Model days.
They just released a picture of the faux Whitney and Bobby (played by Arlen Escarpata) on set. Look at this.
YESSSS to YaYa. Here for it. Here for her. Now for the homeboy behind her that’s supposed to be Bobby. I call shenanigans.
First of all: this hair. That hairhat they got on fake Bobby Brown is really not what life is about. At all. He couldn’t grow a Gumby himself? They had to drop a piece of Malaysian silky post-curl on his scalp to make this happen? They slapped Eric LaSalle’s soul glo wig from “Coming to America” after they gave it a weak gumby trim on dude’s head and said TADA! We crown you Bobby! Those curls are all delicate and tender. NOPE! That’s not even how it went in real life!
Also, how is the dude who is playing Bobby Brown gon have perfect teeth that are all white and glistening? Was accuracy busy? Did truth go on vacay? Why didn’t the props department get him a fake gap? Why were they so unable to gap? You can’t be missing Bobby’s signature feature like this. This dude’s teeth are almost as nice as YaYa and we all know Whitney carried the dentistry in this relationship. Again, I call boolsheet on that. He doesn’t look remotely like Bobby. Even when I squint and turn my head to the right 38 degrees.
But let’s talk about how Bobbi Kristina was all pissed off that she wasn’t asked to play her mama in this biopic. When Entertainment Weekly asked Angela Bassett, she understandably said that they wanted a real actress to play the legend, and since BK wasn’t one, she wasn’t considered.
“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.”
Angie didn’t even say it all shady or anything. Well, Whitney’s daughter didn’t take to that kindly and she went on Twitter to roast (or try) Lady Bassett.
WAYMENT. Wait a doggone minute. Bobbi Kris looks like Bobby spit her out through those front teeth gap and has the nerve to call someone manly. Ma’am, your mirror called and said you look just like your daddeh! STAHP! Don’t play these bald-headed games. Keep it cute, Bobbi Kris. Keep it reallll cute.
She ain’t got the right to try to go in on Goddess Angela. She just does not. Who is her mentor? Where is her guidance? The onliest thing Bobbi Kris could play Whitney in is Monopoly or Taboo. But I’m sleep. (-_-)
Chile, I’ma watch this biopic and livetweet it. If nothing else, the tweets about it will be golden.
So whatchu think about the casting for this film? Let a G know.