Cissy Houston on Rihanna Playing Whitney Houston: ‘Over my dead body’
When the two month anniversary of Whitney Houston’s death came in the beginning of April, people speculated just who would play Whitney Houston in her biopic. Well if Cissy Houston, mother of the late Whitney Houston has any say it won’t be R&B singer Rihanna.
According to a source the 78 year-old Cissy was vehemently against the idea of Rihanna playing Whitney Houston in the much talked about biopic, having said, “Over my dead body!”
The source goes on to say as follows:
“Cissy believes Rihanna celebrates everything she hated about Whitney’s life — the drugging, the boxing, the abusive relationship.”“Cissy does not think Whitney should be represented by someone like Rihanna,” the source continued. “In spite of what anyone thought about Whitney, she sees her as a God-fearing Christian who loved the Lord.”Cissy is also dead-set against a movie being made about Whitney without family involvement because she fears outsiders would focus too much on the negative aspects of her daughter’s troubled life. Cissy said IF there is a movie made about Whitney, she would insist on approving the actress.”
Of course the rumors of Rihanna’s involvement in the film set into motion when the singer, who’s making her film debut in Battleship, made comments about the possibility of being in the film and portraying Whitney Houston, stating to the Associated Press, “That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do because I would want to really pull it off.”
Two days ago it was reported that Houston’s very own daughter, Bobbi Kristina, was interested in playing the star, and is convinced that no one can play her better because, as her daughter, she knows her the best. Sources have said that Bobbi feels that if Easy E’s son can play him in a biopic, than she’s entitled to play her mother.
Also circulating around the biopic are names of popular actresses like, Meagan Goode, Gabrielle Union, Brandy, Jennifer Hudson, and Taraji P. Henson.
Who do you think is the perfect fit to portray Whitney Houston?