Brandy Talks Whitney Houston Biopic Dreams

Can Brandy take on Whitney Houston? She wants to, but does she have the chops?

Brandy wants to portray Whitney Houston in a movie

You have to have a lot of cajones to claim that you're the best person to take on the role of Whitney Houston in a biopic of her life. Apparently Brandy isn't afraid to make the claim: She told TruExclusives that she's the best person to take on the "I Will I Always Love You" singer if the role ever comes up.

"My dream role would be to play Whitney Houston. Of course she would have to sing all the songs," she said. "But I would love to play Ms. Whitney. I have her personality down pat, her 'isms' down pat. Like no offense ladies — it's a lot of talented ladies there — but nobody can play Whitney like me. Yes!"

Brandy and Monica reunite for a new duet >>

Phew — at least the former Dancing With the Stars contestant doesn't think she has the vocal chops to take on Whitney (she doesn't).

Brandy did have some time to study Houston when they acted together in the 1997 adaptation of Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella.

Houston has no current plans to make a movie of her life — as far as we know — and is currently in Detroit working on the remake of the 1976 film Sparkle.

"Sparkle is a movie I have wanted to remake for a long time and I am so glad to finally see my wish come true and to be part of this stellar team of actors and producers," she said in an October statement. Her troubled daughter, Bobbi Christina Brown, is listed as producer on the film.

It's fun to think about a Whitney Houston movie though — and we'd love to hear Brandy say her famous line. You know the one…

"Crack is wack."

Images courtesy


Recommended for you


Comments on "Brandy wants to be Whitney Houston"

Mz. G March 04, 2012 | 4:04 PM

I think Brandy would do a good job playing the part as Whitney, because she has spent a lot of time with the late Whitney Houston. Whitney took Brandy under her wings as a daughter. However, I don't think that she would be able to sing the songs and make you feel them like Whitney. Maybe on that part she can just lipsing. No offense Brandy, I love you but there will never be another #Whitneythevoice

The Team February 14, 2012 | 5:54 AM

No offense intended, but I can more honestly see Monica playing Whitney than Brandy. Or perhaps a real actor.

ConnectionsMade February 11, 2012 | 6:11 PM

I remember watching this Cinderella movie back in the day. Whitney Houston was Brandy's fairy godmother. Today is Brandy's birthday. Brandy's brother Ray J. found Whitney's body today. =(

+ Add Comment

(required - not published)