There has been much negative banter about the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic – Whitney’s mother speaking against its making, the movie’s director, Angela Bassett and Bobbi Kristina going back-and-forth and the biggest fail being the decision not to use Whitney’s actual voice [songs will be sung by Deborah Cox]. However, the show must go on.
ET got a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the upcoming movie and spoke with all major players, including Yaya DaCosta – playing Whitney Houston. DaCosta may have Whitney’s movements down packed, but to see how she will portray her to the T will have to wait until it’s Lifetime release next year.
With all of the negative attention the movie has acquired, Yaya tries to stay away from social media to remain level-headed. “I kind of shut off all social media because I didn’t want to be distracted by the expectations, the naysayers,” she says. That’s all you can do.
Hit the jump for a behind-the-scenes look into how things are working out on set.