Reports are floating around which suggest that Rihanna is on a list of potential individuals who will play Whitney Houston in an upcoming biopic.
The Daily Mail reports that Houston’s longtime friend and manager Clive Davis is in the final stages of preparing a script and is eager to start filming. Not only is Rihanna on the list but so are many other A-listers such as Jennifer Hudson, Vivica Fox, Megan Good and Jordin Sparks. Talks also suggest that Willow Smith may play the role of young Whitney Houston.
Sources also suggest that Whitney had knowledge of the project before her passing. “Whitney knew about the project and was excited to see where it would lead,” a source reported.
However, as much as fans would love to see Rihanna portray such a legendary artist, the singer had previously turned down the opportunity to remake Houston’s film ‘The Bodyguard.’
OK! Magazine caught up with Rihanna about the movie role and she said that she has no real interest in playing the part of a singer. ‘I hate it when singers do singing movies all the time, because you can never look at them as anybody else. I want to play a character. My whole life is playing Rihanna; being a singer won’t be a stretch for me.’
With that being said, will Rihanna accept the role if she gets the call?
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