During a recent interview with Vibe online, Meagan Good disclosed that she was presently working on a project to bring Whitney Houston’s life story to the masses. Noting that the project hasn’t actually gotten off the ground yet, the 29 year actress added that she believes the idea will come to fruition once she and Houston sit down and start developing the script.
Asked if she thought she was the right person to play the part of the six time Grammy winner, Meagan said “yes,” adding that she “feels” Houston and thinks the public “doesn’t really know who she is.”
Meagan is not the first actress to want to tackle the still evolving life and career of Whitney. As far back as 2006 actress Vivica A. Fox let it be known that she was shopping the idea of a Houston biopic around, with her as the lead. “I would love to play Whitney. It’s something that I’ve put out in the universe. I did approach some people, but they felt that right now wasn’t the right time to do it. But whenever they do that or whenever it is done, it would be my dream role. I think Whitney is an incredible entertainer, she’s a great woman, and because of things that are happening in her life right now, a lot of people have forgotten her contribution to the music industry. I want to remind them,” she told Black Voices.
I always thought Vivica would be excellent in the part of Houston, given their similar look, but most of all, Vivica’s acting skills. Girlfriend is one good ass actress (thanks Kanye) and any role starring Whitney would have to involve an array of emotion. From good girl to strung out addict, I think Vivica could handle the part just as beautifully as Angela Bassett handled the role of Tina Turner.
As for Meagan, maybe she has an acting range never before seen on camera and could bring the life story of Whitney alive with vigor we have never seen from her before. But as of right now, if I had to choose who I would like to see play the role of Whitney, I would have to say Vivica.