Jan 18, 2011



Speaking to E! News on the Golden Globes red carpet, Halle Berry dismissed rumors that she would be playing Aretha Franklin citing her inability to sing as the main obstacle.

"If I could carry a tune, I'd consider it," she says. "Someone should tell Aretha that I can't do here justice."

Via Eurweb:

Oscar winner Halle Berry has reportedly been confirmed to star as Aretha Franklin in a biopic about the singer's life.

According to WENN, the actress will play the Queen of Soul in her older years.

"Halle Berry is me for the older me, and a younger actress has yet to be named," Franklin reportedly said.

The 68-year-old legend is currently recovering from an unknown ailment in Detroit, and told "The Wendy Williams Show" she has previously had offers for films about her life, but has turned them down for not offering enough.

"For the last four years, we've been talking about that, and I've had a number of offers, but unfortunately they were not good offers," she said.

Currently, Berry, 44, is filming the romantic comedy "New Year's Eve," the follow-up to "Valentine's Day." She will also film ensemble comedy "Shoe Addicts Anonymous" and time-bending sci-fi drama "Cloud Atlas."

Her film "Frankie & Alice" is in limited release and will open nationwide on Friday, Feb. 4.
****Savvy Sista Two Cents****
My mother has taught me that if you have nothing good to say then don't say anything at all.  So, I have no comment.

1 comment:

  1. This story is confusing as hell. Halle is denying being in the movie at all in to some sources and then she's saying that she'll be in the movie to other sources. Honestly, I understand that Halle Berry is a very talented actress but this Aretha Franklin role is not for her. And I think that Aretha could have been a bit more realistic about choosing someone to play her.

    After all the whole point of movies is to make them believeable for the viewers. Nobody is buying Halle Berry as Aretha Franklin-a creakhead maybe, but not the Queen of Soul. I'm hoping that Aretha and studio executives will consider Jennifer Hudson for the role. She has the look and the vocals.