With a new biopic chronicling the life of "The Voice," Whitney Houston, in the works, the film's director, actress Angela Bassett, has been hard at work assembling the film's cast. While it was recently announced that model/actress Yaya Alafia has been chosen to portray the late singer, Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is outraged, lashing out at Bassett for her choice via Twitter.
Set to make her directorial debut this year on the Lifetime-produced biopic, Bassett spoke with Entertainment Weekly, revealing why she made the executive decision not to cast the late songstress's daughter in the film. She did not see Bobbi Kristina adequately fulfilling the role due to her limited acting experience.
"I did not think about casting her," she said. "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."
Going further in-depth, Bassett explained the intensity of the work schedule that the cast will endure.
"This is a very fast-paced schedule," she said. "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."
Upon hearing Bassett's comments, Bobbi Kristina responded harshly, calling the award-winning actress out of her name on her Twitter account.
"Ha MsAng 'bassketcase' has such a damn nerve," she said. "My lord, at least the world doesn't mistake me for the wrong sex.. she has #XtraEquipment. When I win my first Grammy or Oscar, *Shrugs* hmm whichever comes [1st], I'll be sure 2 [shout] UR [name] out b-tch! hahUrTestResults = MALE. Lmao."
Angela Bassett has yet to respond to Bobbi Kristina's comments.
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