I love a man a man who stans for his wife, but I think Robin Thicke is confusing his devotion for wife Paula Patton with her actual acting skills.

But in a recent interview with TheYBF, Thicke was asked who he thought would be a good fit for the role. Although Thicke thinks there is no need to rush a Whitney Houston biopic, he feels his wife would be perfect for the role.

YBF: Who do you think should play Whitney Houston in a movie?

Robin: “My wife [Paula Patton]! She reminds me of Whitney Houston.  And when she was first starting, she was going out on auditions, they were like ‘ you know you remind me of that Halle Berry meets Whitney Houston.’ She got that a lot when she first started. So she’s been getting a lot of Twitter’s and Google’s about her playing Whitney Houston. But I think it’s way too soon. I think anybody that tries to do Whitney within the next year or two is a big mistake.”

“Everybody just wants to appreciate Whitney for the genius that she was, and let everything else come in a few years. Besides my remake of course. That wasn’t for attention, it was just out of appreciation. But everyone that’s gonna make a movie is gonna wanna make money off of it and it’s all gonna get jumbled and no one is gonna wanna tell the bad stuff because it’s too soon.  And then you wont get the real story that what makes a human being a human being is their greatness and weakness.  And Whitney was one of the greatest singers of all time, so it’s gonna be hard to tell that story honestly.”

What do you think…would Paula Patton be a good fit for the role of Whitney Houston? 

40 Comments

  1. Alexandra

    Cute but I don’t think she’s a great actress either. Her complexion excludes her as well, but I think she can pull off ’80′s Whitney/curly hair’.

  2. She doesn’t have to look exactly like Whitney…Denzel is about 3 shades darker than Malcom X…she is a decent actor and I see potential.

    • So Over This Ish

      She doesn’t have to look exactly like her, but I think there should be some resemblance. No one in Hollywood quite has what Whitney had.

      Paula is a very pretty woman but Whitney had a very distinct beauty that would be difficult to emulate. She was a brown-skinned lady with something special about her. I don’t really see Paula being able to pull that off. I can’t really envision anyone being able to play Whitney because she was one of a kind.

      I look at it like this…many white actresses have played Marilyn Monroe, but very few have been able to capture the essence of what made her so special. It’s kind of the same thing with Whitney.

    • befree

      IMO if an actor doesn’t look like the person they MUST have extraordinary acting ability over come that deficiency. Like Denzel and Malcolm. Angela and Tina. Joaquin and Johnny Cash.

  3. Absolutely not!!!!!

  4. Ms. Information

    Someone who sings should play her…no pantomiming please…

  5. I still think Jennifer Hudson would be the best to play her. Closest singer, believable enough acting chops, and with the right make-up, she could do it. Would it be Whitney? No, but it would not be Paula, and that is better in itself.

    And I had no idea these 2 were married.

    • Dalili

      LOL @ not knowing these two are married, studying leave no time for frivolous reading?

      I don’t know about J-Hud playing Whitney. I know am going to be crucified for this post but I think her acting skills are mediocre; she did well in Dream Girls because it was more a musical than a movie. Her acting improved a bit in The Secret Life Of Bees but she still has a long way to go.

    • Jennifer Hudson would make a HORRIBLE Whitney Houston. Her body type and facial features and speaking/singing voice are completely different from Whitney’s. The only similarity is they are both brown skinned. I know it is politically incorrect to say this, but a huge part of Whitney’s mass appeal in the mid/late 80s-90s had to do with her looks and the fact that her beauty fit into white standards. Whitney had a great voice no doubt, but there were other black women during that time that could sing just as well as she could (i.e. Angela Winbush, Vesta Williams). What separated Whitney from a lot of other powerful black female singers was her song choices (Whitney sang a lot of pop songs that appealed to Caucasian listeners) and her cover girl looks. She was a lot like Lena Horne in that regard. There is no way Jennifer Hudson can pull that off. The best person to play Whitney right now as it stands would be Joy Bryant in my opinion. I also think that Halle Berry (at least from a visual stand point) could have pulled off Whitney say 10-15 years ago. Paula Patton does have Whitney’s facial features, but her fair skin tone may distract from the role.

    • Then they should pick a complete nobody, and emphasize the storyline. IDC. But, I think that in the decision making process, voice counts (slightly) more than looks, JUST because it is Whitney.

      And J Hud can always lose weight for the role (didnt she lose weight for weight watchers?), and that is what make-up crew is for. Like I said no one looks exactly like WH.

      I could see how J Hud would have trouble playing up the softer sides of Whitney.

      BUT! I will crucify them if it was a light-skinned Whitney Hudson. That just wouldn’t be right.

    • @Dalil, i try to keep up with these things, I try! LOL

    • I don’t think Jennifer Hudson can be made up enough to look like Whitney even with make up. In spite of losing weight, her facial features are too broad and she would look ridiculous in those 80s outfits and the blonde hair. The producers would be better off just darkening up Paula Patton because she has almost the exact same facial features as Whitney (if we are just going off strictly by looks). I also think that singing is not quite as essential to the role as acting skills because a good actress can always lip sing. Furthermore, even though both Jennifer and Whitney are/were great singers and have big voices, they have completely different voice types. They really just need to cast Joy Bryant before she gets too old and call it a day.

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