Last week Entertainment Weekly revealed the first image of Yaya Dacosta as Whitney Houston for the upcoming Lifetime biopic Whitney. The previous criticism over casting her was silenced when the ANTM alum transformed into an uncanny version of the late singer. Rocking a red lip, curl tresses, and white tank synonymous to her 1980s self-titled album cover, people cheerfully tweeted their enthusiasm of her role, (“Good on you Yaya DaCosta on earning the role of the great Whitney Houston in the movie about her life…its a good look :) ”).
Unfortunately the response to Dacosta’s casted hubby Arlen Escarpeta isn’t unanimously great. The NY Post reveal of the fictional Bobby Brown features him in a dark tank and denim pants while donning Brown’s signature ’80s jeri curl.
Unable to find a humorous joke about him, most of Twitter is confused on whether the casting was correct for Whitney’s estranged husband. But looks aside, the biopic’s director Angela Bassett is on board with her newcomer cast.
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Photo Credit: Jack Zeman/Lifetime 2014