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April 4th, 2012
Whitney Houston was an inspiration and a icon for many, including Battleship star Rihanna. In an interview with the Telegraph, Rihanna expressed her interest in portraying Houston if a film were to be cast. She says “My first song that I remember falling in love with was a Whitney Houston song – I Will Always Love You. All of her music actually was always played in my house, with Mariah Carey and Celine Dion … 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”. She goes on to say that the role “would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do because I would want to really pull it off. That’s a huge, huge role and whoever does it has to do a good job.”
Other artists who have expressed interest in playing the late Houston include Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson, R&B singer Brandy, and Sparkle star Jordin Sparks. Sparkle is also the last time we’ll get to see Houston on the big screen as she portrays a single mother watching her daughters struggle with fame and attention.
In the mean time you can catch Rihanna testing out her acting chops in choppy waters in Battleship, which comes out April 19th.Tweet