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."

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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?


PLEASE! Now THAT is life imitating life!


I think rihanna is perfect she gt an amazing voice and she gt dem looks


I think Monica should play Whitney Houston


It should definitely be a seasoned actor!! Someone who can play young to old. Personally, I can't see ANY Of them doing it!! There are plenty of UNKNOWN actors out there with a BIGGER stretch who can make this really happen. I think they need to DIG deep to find her and STOP casting all of the singers just because they sing!! :) You have to find someone who can DIG deep...and has a BROAD range from 20's to late 40's...And pull it off well!! That's my opinion...and I've LEFT the building!! :)


I think Halle Berry would be a good choice.




rihanna is totally incompetent to act whitney.i think vivica fox will perfect the role with her charming looks


Rihanna can't sing. She talks with music backing her up. If anybody could be Whitney it would be Beyonce , she can sing.


Ok, so for all of those saying noone can play whitney, she was one of a kind,etc.. OK WE KNOW THAT! As a fan if whitney I would love a biopic of her life. Now someone would have to take the role, and that by no means has anything to do with her being like whitney -.- whoever it is I hope is not Jennifer Hydson, because then instead of being a tribute to whitney it would be an insult. Jennifer hudson is sooo uglyyy.
I hope Rih Rih gets it:)


Rhianna will be perfect as Whitney! She's got the voice and the looks. Let's hope she can act as well!

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Rihanna Biography

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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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