Beef is definitely brewing between Bobbi Kristina and Angela Bassett....and it's all over a biopic.
As you know, Angela will be making her directorial debut later this year on the Lifetime-produced Whitney Houston biopic, and actress Yaya DaCosta has already been cast to play the lead role, even though Bobbi Kristina expressed that she wanted to play her mother.
During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Angela revealed why Bobbi Kris was the furthest thing from her mind when thinking of who could play Whitney. In short, the girl just isn't built for the acting thing yet.
I did not think about casting her. And probably for a number of reasons, you know. 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. And this is a very fast-paced schedule; we have just 21 days to tell this story. It’s more than just saying lines and turning the light on. You have to drive the story—there’s a technical aspect.
No lies told there. Still, Bobbi Kristina felt a way because she hopped on Twitter and accused Angela of being born a man:
Ha MsAng "bassketcase" has such a damn nerve. My lord
, at least the world doesn't mistake me for the wrong sex..[sunglasses emjoi] she has #XtraEequipment
When I win my first Grammy or Oscar, *Shrugs* hmm whichever comes1st, I'll be sure 2shout URname out b-tch ! hahUrTestResults= MALE. Lmao [crying laughing emoji]
Sheesh! You would've thought Angela dragged Bobbi in her interview, however she was just being honest. Bobbi only has two reality shows and one guest star appearance on Tyler Perry's For Better Or Worse TV show under her belt. With just three weeks to shoot such an emotional and complex film, they definitely couldn't waste it on properly training Bobbi Kris. And with her attitude it's certainly not going to get her booked for other work.
In other news, Angela did reveal that they will play up the positive things that happened in Whitney's life versus making the film a negative depiction of her. Still, they did not get the family's blessing:
They’re not participating. We reached out to them in the early days; of course we’re not going to do the movie and not say anything to them,” she said. “You can if you’re using public domain, but that’s not our desire. We paid our respects and let the conversation be had, just to get their okay. They certainly could have been not involved and against it.