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Halle Berry Still Being Considered for Aretha Franklin Biopic

Halle Berry Still Being Considered for Aretha Franklin Biopic

Halle Berry drops her car off with the valet while out and about on Friday (July 8) in Brentwood, Calif.

The 44-year-old actress is still in considerations to play Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic about the singer, according to Aretha herself.

“Ms. [Jennifer] Hudson and Fantasia are two of the people being considered but Halle Berry is back in the game!” Aretha told Macleans.

“I just saw her at the curtain of Oprah’s farewell event and she let me know that she still wants to play the role and she didn’t know that she wasn’t expected to sing. I told her, ‘No, we never expected you to sing, we already knew you weren’t a singer!’ However, I do think she could pull it off,” Aretha added.

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38 Responses to “Halle Berry Still Being Considered for Aretha Franklin Biopic”

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  1. 1
    tami Says:

    No I do not think Halle would be a good choice to play Aretha Franklin.

  2. 2
    A Says:

    Oh my god.
    Aretha give up already! She has been trying to get Halle to play her for years and deep down Halle does not want to do it or else should would have already! She was just being polite.
    Halle looks nothing like Aretha, aretha is so delusional.
    Jennifer Hudson would be a much better fit! Not to be harsh, but Aretha is and was fat, darker skinned and had much more African American features (wide nose etc) and Halle is the complete opposite of that! (and please don’t start with the nose job that no one knows if she had one or not, it’s irrelevant, Halle still looks nothing like Aretha).
    Aretha just wants someone attractive to play her.

  3. 3
    Wes Says:

    I can see it happening!

  4. 4
    JacquesJames Says:

    Halle, really?!?!?!!!!
    I’m a huge Aretha fan! I still listen to her voice and get chills n tears from the golden chords GOD gave her. But….Halle is NOT the one! Just as Beyonce was not the one for Ms Etta James.
    Just because they’re bankable beauties does not mean they should get a bio-pic role!
    The looks alone are apples n oranges!

  5. 5
    Danishi Says:

    @A: your comment is littered with stereotypes

  6. 6
    Damien Says:

    I think Halle should do it because Aretha has said over and over that she wants her to do it, and only her. Halle said she would lip synch, which would make sense. I’d want to hear Aretha’s voice in a biopic about her.

  7. 7
    A Says:

    @Danishi: No, it’s not.
    Halle looks nothing like Aretha, that’s fact not fiction.
    African Americans DO have stereotypically more West African features, that’s not a lie.
    Majority of African Americans are NOT light skinned, only in the media.
    Something like 5% or less are lighter skinned.
    But my point is this; Aretha does not look like Halle and never looked like Halle.
    Aretha claimed that she looked like Halle when she was younger, this is a lie, i’ve seen the pics and she did not look like Halle.
    Aretha just wants to portray herself as attractive, she was never attractive to begin with, cute at best.
    She is delusional.

  8. 8
    Damien Says:

    @A: Aretha’s life is worth more than what she looks like. That is not the point of the story. Jennifer Hudson looks nothing like Aretha either, but you have no problem with her taking the role because her skin is dark. Have you seen Jennifer’s thin nose, almond shaped eyes, oval head? It is the opposite of Aretha’s features, and yes they are both African American.

  9. 9
    miapocca Says:

    Halle did have a nose job

    Aretha is about the same color just thicker features etc

    Halle will be seriously challenged in the role and it will be a major flop

    Secretely Aretha wants someone who cant sing so they will use all her original songs with HER voice…

  10. 10
    miapocca Says:


    Couldnt have said it better Damien…you go boy!

    for the record, there is no typical african look..some africans are lighter than halle with almond shaped eyes…have you seen the bush men of the kalahari??? learn about the people of african, they all dont look the same aight?

  11. 11
    Artofwar Says:

    @ Danishi–….Stereotypes are indeed stereotypes because they are largely true or they would not be stereotypical. Now I realize this statement will hit with some degree of difficulty for you, and people similar to you to comprehend, however, stew on it a bit tonight before you lie head to pillow, and maybe an epiphany will come to light….Artofwar

  12. 12
    morikumo_atoshi Says:

    How can Halle Berry play Aretha Franklin when Halle cannot act at all! Have you seen the trailer to her next movie about the sharks. It is getting bad reviews. I don’t care what Halle looks like, she cannot bring out the essense of Ms. Franklin let alone speak clear english!

  13. 13
    A Says:

    @Damien: She looks more like Aretha than Halle does AND she can sing.
    This is just Aretha being superficial and delusional, if she was serious about actual talent and acting skills then she would choose someone like Jennifer Hudson or Fantasia.
    Both of them can at least sing and Jennifer has proved she have some acting ability.

  14. 14
    Alaia Says:

    @A: Don’t know where you’ve been for the past several months, but you just implied that Jennifer Hudson was fat! Are you an idiot?

  15. 15
    A Says:

    @Alaia: I know she’s not fat, I never said she is.
    She could gain weight for the part.
    It’s not like Aretha was obese in her younger years, Jennifer just needs to eat a couple of burgers and she’s Arethas size when she was young.

  16. 16
    me Says:

    Another oscar, when Halle gains 300 pounds and wears a fake nose and put a little more collagen in her lips

  17. 17
    Koree Says:

    Speaking as a light skinned African American, there is definately more than 5% of us

  18. 18
    Meant Says:

    @A: Jennifer Hudson does not look a thing like Aretha Franklin. She also does not sound a thing like Aretha. The actress should lip synch, and therefore it doesn’t matter who is doing the lip synching. The End.

  19. 19
    panwang Says:

    hot mama

  20. 20
    Frozoid Says:

    She’s too old to be wearing cutoff shorts like that.

  21. 21
    A Says:

    @Koree: Keyword: America.

  22. 22
    Koree Says:



  23. 23
    lool Says:

    i hate halle,,she looks like a man.

  24. 24
    haha Says:

    Is she still with Olivier, btw?

  25. 25
    jk Says:

    She’s got awesome body.

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