Rihanna Pushes to Play Whitney Houston on the Big Screen

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She's a woman of many different looks, but could one of them be a version of Whitney Houston?

Rihanna thinks so. Rihanna hopes so. With rumors swirling that a Whitney biopic is in the works, the singer made it clear in an interview with The Press Association this week that she'd love to take on the iconic big screen challenge.

"That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do because I would want to really pull it off," Rihanna said. "That's a huge, huge role and whoever does it has to do a good job."

Rihanna in England
Whitney Houston on a Red Carpet

Added Rihanna, who is reportedly being considered for the role, along with Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson and others:

"My first song that I remember falling in love with was a Whitney Houston song - 'I Will Always Love You.' It was really inspiring and it made me develop a passion for music, so really she's partly responsible for me being here in this industry."

Rihanna will make her big screen debut this month in Battleship, which opens on April 11. Do you think she'd do Whitney proud in a movie version of Houston's life?

Who should portray Whitney Houston?


Jennifer Hudson would be the best option! And shes not ugly!!! Beyonce, Doesnt really suit Whitney, nor does Rhianna BTW Rhi Rhi can sing she just doesnt show her full vocal range in her songs like Aaliyah.


Jennifer Hudson will be THE best option. Maybe Melanie Amaro, but definetly J Hud. And BTW shes not ugly Jennifer is black and beutiful. Beyonce doesnt really have Whitneys voice. Neither does Rhianna and FYI she can sing she just doest show her vocals much in her songs like the legendary Aaliyah.


Rihanna, girl you know you cannot sing! You portraying Whitney would be an insult.


Mariah Carey (Correction)


Rihanna will be a very poor choice, she cannot sing. Maria Carey or Jennifer Hutson.


How about Keith Richards?


no no no to all of them
i'm not a fan of Whitney or Rihanna
but surely Whitney deserves better than that little hoe playing her
and Rihanna can't sing at all , you're getting probably the worst singer ever to play someone who is considered "the voice"? suggestion: how about Leona Lewis,she has the voice to pull it off ?


Here it is no I will say this again please put someone that will do
Whitney justice and can sing, keep looking for that right guide there are some real good voices that can do this singer very well and also,
do the acting as well go see a play even a musical that will give you
a price that the film that is done on this singer justice and than the real money will be made.


I think the beauitful Tamyra Gray can sing and do Whitney she got the looked she and Kelly Clarkson did song of together a Whitney sound great....


If Rihanna were to play Whitney Houston then I guessthey could get Chris Brown can play Bobby Brown as art imitates life.

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Rihanna is a young, hot and successful R&B singer who hails from the Caribbean island of Barbados. She is an artist signed to Def Jam... More »
Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

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