Rihanna Open to Playing Whitney in Bio-Pic

Last month, a rep for Clive Davis denied to ABC News Radio that the record executive is developing a film based on Whitney Houston’s life. Nevertheless, if such a project ever does see the light of day, Rihanna is volunteering for the lead role.

Britain’s The Telegraph quoted the singer as saying she hasn’t been contacted by anyone about a possible Whitney biopic, but, she added, she would “love” to star in one. She said, “That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do because I would want to really pull it off. That’s a huge, huge role and whoever does it has to do a good job.”

Rihanna cited Whitney as one of her musical idols, saying, “My first song that I remember falling in love with was a Whitney Houston song — ‘I Will Always Love You.’ All of her music actually was always played in my house, with Mariah Carey and Celine Dion.”


Pictured: Actress/singer Rihanna attends the ‘Battleship’ Japan Premiere at International Yoyogi first gymnasium on April 3, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)