Angela Bassett On Bobbi Kristina For Whitney Film: ‘I Did Not Think About Casting Her’

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Angela Bassett says she did not cast Bobbi Kristina for upcoming Whitney film for a number of reasons. www.naturallymoi..com


Reported by Kacie Whaley

Late last month, Lifetime network announced that they would be making a movie based on the late vocal legend Whitney Houston and her ups and downs with her husband, Bobby Brown.  Angela Bassett will be directing the movie, which is slated for a2015 release.

Shortly after the announcement, Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, wrote on Twitter that she would not give her blessing on a movie about her mother unless she played the role of Whitney, like her mother wanted her to.  Bassett recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to explain why casting Bobbi Kristina will never happen.

 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.

Instead, Bassett chose model-turned-actress Yaya DaCosta for the role, who many Whitney fans thought had the perfect look to portray the music icon.  Bassett said she decided against choosing a familiar face because she wants viewers to more easily “fall into the world of Whitney and Bobby.”

“And I don’t want to stop you at the gate with maybe the image of something familiar, someone you’ve seen from something else,” she explained. “You’ve already got your perception of them as an actor and person, and now you’ve got to put that to the side and squint your eyes and imagine this is Whitney and Bobby, you know what I mean?”

Bassett also put the rumors to rest that she will make an appearance in the film.  “I know some folks do it [act and direct], but this is my first time—so I don’t want to do this and that,” she said.  “And I don’t want to take a role from a working actor.”

Read the rest of the interview here.



  1. butch

    June 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I’m not familiar with Yaya and don’t want to. No one could ever play Whitney, so I will take a back seat on this project. Angela is looking for instant success as a director SMDH

    • Sandra

      June 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      All directors, actors, and singers are looking for instant and long term success.

  2. Avone

    June 29, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    ^Relax it’s just a movie. you sound like Bobbi lol

  3. Edward forchion

    June 30, 2014 at 12:23 am

    I want to play – with Angela.

  4. Kimberly

    June 30, 2014 at 12:54 am

    I wouldn’t even consider Bobbie even as a extra on the set.I saw her acting skills and it was the worst I have ever seen!..give the dream up girl!give it up!

    • Billie

      June 30, 2014 at 4:05 am

      Maybe they could cut her hair and she could play Bobby Brown!!She looks nothing like whitney~~

      • nedge

        June 30, 2014 at 7:28 am

        i really did not want to…..but i lmao at this comment….wow

  5. Roz

    June 30, 2014 at 1:36 am

    I think Angela has made an excellant choice in YaYa DeCosta. She intrigued me throughout her run on America’s Top Model. For sure she does not know the meaning humility. She carries her regal bearing like a septor. Much like Whitney her demeanor is fearless and majestic. I got this impression just from watching her on Top Model. Bassett is wise to have selected her. YaYa won’t disappoint Ms. Houston’s fans. Let’s wish the young sistah well.

  6. Kiesha makins

    June 30, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Well its her Choice…

  7. Jessica

    June 30, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Whitney Houston, the greatest voice of modern times, deserves a feature length movie, with all the trimmings. Her beauty and style a grand production, and collaboration from top fashion designers.

    This project also deserves a seasoned film director.

  8. Shihi Venus

    June 30, 2014 at 10:46 am

    ~”Sistar Angela Basset has been my inspirational spirit in everything she does. She’s a Motivation, A Diligent and Passionate Vessel. Everything she create came from a powerful spiritual guidance of vision. Anything she does, she is precise about how she’s focusing on this “perfected” project! I whole heartedly understand what she mean, regarding Bobby Christina. I feel the same way of a vision of mine (an would like her to “spa” on this….” Tommy Davison” or “Eddie Griffith” to play Sammy Davis Jr. Life story”!! So you see the actor’s character, to be that real person, they have to be naturally talented to feel any situation or character! Sistar Angela Bassett, “You Are “A PHENOMENAL WOMAN”~*~

  9. Mable McClain

    June 30, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I agree with Ms. Bassett. Unknown actors will definitely force me to see if Ms. Houston’s essence is captured. Bobbi Cristina will bog them down with her argumentative attitude. Ms. Bassett’s decisions already has her 75% successful on this project. The final 25% will definitely come to fruition in her capable hands.

  10. chefseashell

    June 30, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    BILLY UR COMMENT WAS FUNNY !She do favor her father more,I think it would be to emotional for her to try and do whether she think she a good actress are not but if they not knocking down ur door want u to play a part in their movies then that should give u a clue MS. Angela Bassett should know all about them when u are wanted and when u good

  11. yolim

    June 30, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    YaYa is great, she will do an awesome job on this project. Loved her on Top Model and All My Children.

  12. Sandra

    June 30, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I hope this film is successful and if it is really good that it gets the recognition and awards that it deserves.

  13. April

    July 1, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Can YAYA sing, i mean we all know Whitney Huston can n that’s what i want to hear in this movie. So can YAYA sing?!!!!!!!

  14. Penti

    July 1, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Jamie Fox became Ray Charles so much that when I hear Ray Charles sing, I “see” Jamie Fox. I had enjoyed Fox in the TV series he starred in but not see him as a serious actor until he did Ray.

    • Penti

      July 1, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      (Did not finish) It takes a good producer to understand that it takes more than a relative to portray a star. Never heard of Yaya but Ms Bassett is a stellar star, so I guess she must know what she is doing.

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