There has been tons of talk on Aretha Franklin
's biopic for the longest. In September, we heard that Halle Berry
was playing the legendary Queen of Soul. There was even a press release that said Denzel Washington
, Halle and Terrence Howard
would all be in the film. Well, today Aretha confirmed on The Wendy Williams Show
that Oscar winner Halle Berry will play Aretha Franklin on film.
Now, I know there are many Halle haters out there who feel that she gets too many roles. But, clearly this was a choice by the Queen and Halle obviously couldn't say no. This will be an extreme stretch for the actress, who already immortalized Dorothy Dandridge
and whose dream role is Angela Davis
. Nonetheless, what Aretha wants, Aretha gets. I would've been curious to see what Mo'Nique
or Jennifer Hudson
could have done with the role - but Aretha knows her story better than anyone else. Some artists don't get any choice on who plays them in their biopic.
What do you think of Halle as Aretha?