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?


lmfao not julia roberts no way i think rihanna could do it or jennifer hudson. buch of racist everybody wants to chage something about there self


I don't think none of them women should play whitney.


For the people who think Jennifer Hudson should play Whitney Houston: Are you frigin kidding me?????? Jennifer Hudson is dead ass homily, and she could never ever in a billion years come close to even looking like Whitney Houston....Whitney was a gorgeous woman, and i can't see anyone playing her, even singing like her...she was truly one of a kind....PERIOD>>>>>>>>>


@mbhele, you are such a racist. Why would you say something so ignorant? You obviously dont know what you are talking about, because just like Arch said 90% of white people want to have a tan to look like me. Personally more like 98% or more want it. Also you alk want full lips ( thats a black feature, not white), they want a big butt ( another black feature, because you know your butt is flat as a board), also the big boobs, and date black men. So you tell me who wants to be who ;). Doesnt make since, if black people want too be white then why do you all want a white women to play a BLACK persons role. Think about it


Julia Roberts!!??!!
Are you fucking kidding me here!!??!!
Rihanna isn't an option too. We all know she doesn't have the vocals to pull it off. Angela Bassett did an amazing job playing Tina Turner in "What's Love Gotta Do With It " and she didn't even sing once. Just shows what a great actress she is. Rihanna may not have to sing in the role but I doubt her skills as an actress will be convincing enough.
No no no and HELL NO!!!


It seem to me that alot of white people wants to be black.; not all of course. 90% of them wants a tan, lip, butt, implants to name a few. Not to mention that white woman wear weaves all the time. They call it extention, still a form of weave. Lets not forget they wear wigs all the time. Check HSN QVC & check out your local Sally's Beauty Store, they are in there all of the time. To make a broad statement like that is really irgnorant. There are good & bad in all people no matter what race they are. Educated, progressive people WILL NOT make comments like some people on this site. All people show be treated with respect. Just saying.....


Fuck u Geronimo Julia is white , she cant be changed bside we dnt lik black dat much , it ridiculas if a white wana be black , only blacks alwayz want to b us , they bleach their skin they put fake long hair , we stil have our dignity.


@Ger G, How would you get around Julia being white? Would be disrespectful to tan her- I mean that respectfully. Riri is a big NO. Jennifer Hudson I can definitely see as Whitney.


I love rihanna bt I don't think she's got great vocals like whitney.I think vivca fox shld go for it. She's a gr8t actress n she has almost d same physique wif whitney.


If anyone's going to play Whitney it should be Jennifer Hudson. She can act & she has the voice. Rhianna shouldn't even been in the business.

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Rihanna Biography

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