Although Robin Thicke says it’s too soon to discuss a Whitney Houston biopic, he didn’t hesitate to put in his two cents on which actress he thinks should play the leading role—his wife, Paula Patton. While it sounds like Robin just might be trying to earn brownie points with his spouse (or an extra paycheck for the household), he at least has decent reasoning.
“She reminds me of Whitney Houston, he told The YBF. 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.”
Aside from a quick biopic being insensitive, Robin says doing the film too soon won’t allow Whitney’s full story to be told.
“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.”
In terms of stories, The YBF also asked Robin about headlines involving his own drug issues.
“Oh, the weed?” he said. “Oh no that’s done.”
He’s a mess.
So what do you say? Could Paula Patton pull off Whitney?