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?


I think that JULIA ROBERTS would be the perfect actress to play *Whitney Houston*. They can find a voice like JENNIFER HUDSON to do the singing. There was also one GREAT singer that did *I Will Always Love You*, on either the *Voice* or *American Idol* and she did it JUST WONDERFUL. You need a good actress, not just a Rihanna to do it. She has ENOUGH troubles to LAST a lifetime, so get a OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL to do the ACTING. Julia Roberts did a great job with Erin Brockovich, so if a movie is made, I would think that they will want the BEST, and Rihanna is NOT the best at acting, OR anything close to *Nippy*.


Rihanna does not have the voice to be Whitney. She wasn't just an addict. She was a complicated woman, who has pages and pages of charities, causes and programs that she dedicated her life to, as well as the proceeds from her music. I think a movie that focuses more on the good she did will help soften up her image.


She was not a crack she did coke there is a difference and whatever she was she was a wonderful singer loving mother, DIVA & Super star...A crack head? With more money and achievements than you'll ever have in a million life times!!!! Respect the Dead Loser


Whoever gets the part has to have a phenomenal voice. So Rihanna is automatically disqualified.


Is it really necessary to do a movie about a crack-head?


I tink rihanna wil beta

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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

Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.