Before Angela Bassett cast Yaya DaCosta from America’s Next Top JcPenney Model as Whitney Houston in the Lifetime biopic of Nippy’s life, Bobbi Kristina let it be known that she wants to play her mother. Entertainment Weekly talked to Angela, who is making her directorial debut with this mess, about the basic cable Nippy biopic and asked her if the thought of casting Bobbi Kris ever touched her brain. Bobbi Kris as Nippy was never an idea that popped into Angela’s thought cloud, because Lifetime is an emporium of artistic excellence and only allows the most-skilled and trained actors to perform in their movies. Angela told EW that Bobbi Kris just isn’t an actress.
No, I did not think about that. I did not think about casting her. And probably for a number of reasons, you know. One being that she’s not an actress. I know she’s acted here and there. I know she’s been on their family’s reality show, but she’s not an actress and acting is a craft. It’s an attempt to illuminate the complexities of human behavior and life. And this is a very fast-paced schedule; we have just 21 days to tell this story. It’s more than just saying lines and turning the light on. You have to drive the story—there’s a technical aspect.
Way to lay it on thick, Angela. It’s a damn Lifetime movie. You don’t need to have graduated from Juilliard and extensively trained with Sir Laurence Olivier at The National Theater to be in a Lifetime movie. Tori Spelling has been in several Lifetime movies and if Tori can do it, so can a wet packet of Silica Gel. In other words, ANYBODY and ANYTHING can be in a Lifetime movie. Lindsay Lohan wasn’t illuminating the complexities of human behavior and life when she was butchering Elizabeth Taylor’s image in that Liz & Dick crap. She was illuminating shit acting and that’s about it. “Acting is a craft” shit aside, Angela really told no lies and wasn’t even being mean. But Bobbi Kristina got mad at Angela and said that Angela was born with a dick.
The delusion in BK’s head could fill her gap toof a million times over. First of all, BK is setting herself up by saying she’s going to win an Oscar and a Grammy and she’s crazy for thinking she could play Whitney Houston. BK could probably play the title role in The Bobby Brown Story, but The Whitney Houston Story, no. BK should go back to fucking her adoptive brother and stop dragging Angela Bassett. In the words of Yaya, RESPEITO, BK. RESPEITO!
Casting Bobbi Kristina as Whitney Houston would’ve been ridiculous and a shameless stunt, which is why I’m surprised that Lifetime didn’t do it.
via Necole Bitchie