Recently there has been some talk about Halle Berry portraying Aretha Franklin in a biopic film about the Queen of Soul. The talk has been mainly from Aretha Franklin herself. Now, am I the only person who thinks that this is absolutely preposterous? I mean, that is just crazy! Here is why I KNOW Aretha Franklin has lost her mind!
Halle Berry doesn’t have the voice
Have you ever heard Halle Berry sing? I rest my case! Halle Berry has even said herself that she doesn’t have the vocal chops for the role. She said it herself that she can’t hold a tune! Even with Halle Berry declining the role, Aretha is still hell-bent on Halle portraying her! She has even tried to rationalize by saying that many artists have lip-synched artists original songs and that’s what Halle could do. I think Aretha has lost her mind!
Halle doesn’t “FIT” the part
It doesn’t take 20/20 vision to realize that Halle Berry is not exactly the same size as Aretha! Even when Aretha was singing in her father’s church in Detroit she still wasn’t that small! Even if Halle took on the role and wore a fat suit, it still wouldn’t be the same!
Who do I think could play the part?
Personally, I think that she should get someone like Amber Riley or Jill Scott to name a few. Someone who can sing and have similar features to Aretha.
Having Halle Berry play you isn’t going to make you look any better Aretha. Are you more concerned with a sold out movie or someone who can actually play the part? We all know that Halle Berry is the go to person when it pertains to Blacks and Hollywood. But let’s be honest, it would be more believable with a thick woman who can sing!
I just want Aretha Franklin to realize that there are plenty of other women who can portray her! Halle Berry is not the right person for the role!