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Houston’s daughter wanted biopic role

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It seems not everyone is happy about the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic. The Lifetime movie, being directed by actress Angela Bassett, stars Yaya DaCosta as the late pop singer. And that’s the problem. Bobbi Kristina Brown (inset), the daughter of Houston and her ex, Roxbury’s own Bobby Brown, apparently wanted to play her mom in the movie. But Bassett wasn’t interested. “I did not think about casting her,” the first-time director told Entertainment Weekly. “And probably for a number of reasons . . . 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.” That didn’t sit well with Bobbi Kristina, who promptly tweeted a bizarre rant about Bassett. In case you’re wondering, Arlen Escarpeta, best known for his work in “Final Destination 5” (so maybe he’s not so well known) is playing Bobby Brown.

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