Maybe its me, but I just do not understand why Aretha Franklin wants actress, Halle Berry to play her in a biopic?! Halle playing Aretha would not be believable. In no way, does Halle put you in the mind of Aretha Franklin! On top of that Aretha wants Halle to play her as the "adult" Aretha. #GirlBye
Halle Berry is a busy woman these days, but the Oscar winner told reporters on the Golden Globes Awards red carpet last week that there was one role she wasn't so eager to play - Aretha Frankin.
As previously reported, the celebrated actress said "If I could carry a tune, I'd consider it," before adding, "someone should tell Aretha I can't do her justice."
Despite Berry's outright disinterest to play the ailing Queen of Soul, Franklin is still letting it be known that she wants the 'Frankie and Alice' star to play the lead in her movie.
"I would have liked Halle Berry to portray the older Aretha in the upcoming biopic of my life based on my memoir, 'Aretha: From These Roots', she was my first, but not my only choice," the 68 year-old soul Grammy Award winning music icon said in an exclusive statement to 'The Wendy Williams Show.'
Berry previously won acclaim for her star-turn in the biopic 'Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,' a role for which she did not have to sing. Franklin believes that Berry could pull off playing her without actually singing, as well.
"I never expected Halle Berry to sing, she's an actress, not a singer. Many actors have portrayed vocalists by lip-syncing to the artist's original recordings," Franklin revealed.
As I said.......#GirlBye!