Bobbi Kristina Brown had some biting words for Angela Bassett after the actress said she didn’t think about casting Brown for Lifetime's upcoming biopic on her mother’s life.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Bassett said that Brown’s removal from consideration for the role was based on several legitimate reasons.
“I did not think about that. 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," Bassett said.
She added: "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.”
Following the release of the interview, Brown took to Twitter to vent about Bassett’s comments and the producer’s decision not to consider her for the role of her mother. She has since deleted the comments. But several users took screen captures of the messages before she pulled them.
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Many have called Brown out about her comments on Bassett, saying they were disrespectful and unnecessary. Bassett has currently offered no response to Brown’s statements, and it is unlikely the Hollywood veteran will even acknowledge them.
The film, scheduled for release in 2015, will be directed by Angela Bassett and is tentatively titled “Whitney Houston.” Actress and model Yaya DaCosta will play the singer in the biopic. The film will be set in the 1980s and '90s and will follow the story of Houston’s rocky relationship with Bobby Brown. It will cover the pair’s beginning and ultimate breakdown.