Aretha Franklin Wants Halle Berry To Play Her In Biopic & Denzel Washington As Her Father. Aretha Calls Wendy Williams & Reveals She Would Be A "Cougar" For R. Kelly! [Video]

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T, were going to find out what it means to a handful of actors Aretha Franklin wants to play roles in a movie about her life.

The Queen Of Soul wants Halle Berry to portray a young Aretha in the film based on her autobiography, "Aretha: From These Roots."

The 68-year old singer also wants Denzel Washington to portray her father, C.L. Franklin and Terrance Howard to play the role of a young Smokey Robinson.

 

Terrance Howard

A press release sent out by Franklin says says the actors in question are, "enthusiastic about the project and have agreed to take on these roles, subject to further negotiation." adding that Denzel, "was very interested in the role," and Franklin "also had a very positive response from her in-person conversations with Terrence Howard and others."

 

Denzel Washington

Franklin's career has spanned nearly 45 years. In that time she has earned 20 Grammys. In 1987 she became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Franklin had a recent health scare recently, but she told Wendy Williams yesterday by phone that her health was "superb."

She also told Wendy that she has her eye on singer R. Kelly. Aretha loves Kels new song "When A Woman Loves" so much that she says if he isn't careful she might become a "cougar"

 

R. Kelly


Gotta love hearing Aretha Franklin joking and sounding like she's in such good spirits.

 

Check out her call-in to Wendy Williams below.

 


 


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Comment by Ms.Unaware Book "UnAware" Coming on January 15, 2011 at 5:56pm
Interesting... but certainly a good list..lol @ her comment about R.Kelly
Comment by David Asmanis-De Schacht on January 14, 2011 at 10:43am
Halle Berry is a light skin girl.
Aretha Franklin is a dark skin girl.
We are all related but there are limits...
Comment by Shilee AKA Hip Hops FEMME FATALE on January 14, 2011 at 8:15am
FOH, talkin bout how fine Aretha was, she looked pretty much like the pic they got up 'real talk', I mean she wasn't ugly but she didn't look anything close to Halle, I just dont like DUMB sh-it Retha know he azz aint or was never bright like Halle, sh-it there are plenty good talented brown ladies out there that can play her (Kerry Washington) & make it look just like she did, she wack for this & I dont care what anybody has to says!
Comment by djwaxmaster on January 14, 2011 at 3:33am
all you dum a** people talking about why she want helle berry. do you know how fine aretha franklin was and still is..........................
Comment by deverly on January 14, 2011 at 3:02am
no disrespect but doesnt aretha kinda look like gucci?? i mean without the new brrrr tat lol
Comment by Infamou$Hill on January 14, 2011 at 1:16am
Aretha needs to find a bigger lady to play her.
Comment by EArin on January 14, 2011 at 1:11am
I'm not going to talk smack about Aretha Franklin, but I just don't think she is R Kelly's age * Like 13 or 16 I mean
Comment by Shilee AKA Hip Hops FEMME FATALE on January 14, 2011 at 12:01am
ho-e should've gotten Jennifer Hudson to play her before she lost ALL the weight, sh-it now that J. Hud lost the weight, even she look TOO damn good to play ol' big sloppy azz Aretha, sorry but I had to do it, Retha know that she never looked even close to Halle's toes, FOH!!! kill yo self Retha!!! smdh
Comment by Shilee AKA Hip Hops FEMME FATALE on January 13, 2011 at 9:55pm
ROTFFL @ Aretha, clearly it's got to be a joke!!!!!!!!
Comment by Reginald T. Edwards on January 13, 2011 at 8:32pm
Why wendy looks like a man in drag. I wouldn't be surprized if he was a man. I mean she was a man. HMMMM. REG19




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