*The New York Post is reporting that Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina told friends that she would like to portray her mother in the upcoming film biopic.
Recent reports have circulated that Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks and Brandy are all currently under consideration for the role. According to TMZ, Bobbi Kristina told friends that she believes she’s the “perfect person” to play her late mother in a biographical film, because “no one knew her better.”
Clive Davis, record label executive and long-time friend of Houston, had been working on a possible biopic even before the singer’s untimely death in February at age 48. A source recently told People UK, “Whitney knew about the project and was excited to see where it would lead. It’s hoped the biopic will be as successful as Tina Turner movie ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It,’ which landed two Oscar nominations for Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne who played Tina and Ike Turner.”
In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Kristina revealed that she did have dreams of becoming a movie star, commenting “I’m her daughter, I gotta keep movin’, I gotta carry on her legacy. We’re gonna do the singing thing, we’re gonna do some acting, some dancing, you know. It’s a lot of pressure, but she prepared me for it.”