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Reply #60 posted 09/10/18 4:32pm

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I'm blanking. I'm trying to remember singers who have portrayed other reallife singers in movies. Usually it's actors who portray singers. Janet was supposed to do Lena Horne.

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Reply #61 posted 09/10/18 4:54pm

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I would pay money for it to be a Spike Lee documentary. And I'm talking like a 4-parter. A Prince biopic makes me cringe at the mere thought.

The New Edition and Bobby Brown biopics that just aired on BET were WAY BETTER than I would have thought, but they were 6 and 5 hours, respectively. (I suppose without commercials maybe an hour or two shorter.) And though I REALLY like both acts, I'm not nearly as vested in either like I am in Prince. As huge of a fan of 2Pac as I am, I knew from the first second of the first trailer I had no intention of seeing that movie because seeing a copy of 2Pac is laughable. I believe the same is the case for Prince. It's amazing that Prince was even able to pull off being Prince!

(And please don't anybody propose that guy that was writhing all over the stage floor and screaming at one of the early Prince tributes... I can't remember his name and I'm not about to look him up.)

I saw those biopics too and had no vested interest in either, but like you pdiddy, I was pleasantly surprised. I guess going in to something with no expectation would leave a larger playing field for the "Hmmm....that's interesting" reaction.

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Reply #62 posted 09/10/18 4:55pm

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Bruno doesn’t look anything like Prince.It would actually be hilarious seeing him try to do the same facial expressions and mannerisms that Prince did 😂 he won’t be able to pull it off
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Reply #63 posted 09/10/18 4:59pm

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onlyforaminute said:

I'm blanking. I'm trying to remember singers who have portrayed other reallife singers in movies. Usually it's actors who portray singers. Janet was supposed to do Lena Horne.



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Reply #64 posted 09/10/18 5:00pm

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Well the article doesn’t say he will be in it, just that he is being considered.
Never gonna happen. I doubt Mars would even be interested. He has his own thing going on and it would not make any sense for him to even seriously consider.
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Reply #65 posted 09/10/18 5:04pm

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Strive said:

onlyforaminute said:

I'm blanking. I'm trying to remember singers who have portrayed other reallife singers in movies. Usually it's actors who portray singers. Janet was supposed to do Lena Horne.

Jennifer Lopez as Selena and Andre 5000 as Jimi Hendrix



Okay, thank you.

So far, singers who are also known as actors though.

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Reply #66 posted 09/10/18 10:56pm

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No one can ever play Prince and anyone that tries will be haunted by criticism of it for the rest of their career.

It's the classic "no-win" scenario.

And Bruno Mars needs to quit smoking. Smoking is for losers.



Wouldn't hurt for him to lay off the coke, too.
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Reply #67 posted 09/11/18 5:27am

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onlyforaminute said:

Strive said:

onlyforaminute said: Jennifer Lopez as Selena and Andre 5000 as Jimi Hendrix



Okay, thank you.

So far, singers who are also known as actors though.

[Edited 9/10/18 17:08pm]

Jennifer isn't a good actress though, I just don't get it with her as an actress

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Reply #68 posted 09/11/18 6:19am

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Mikado said:

RodeoSchro said:

No one can ever play Prince and anyone that tries will be haunted by criticism of it for the rest of their career.

It's the classic "no-win" scenario.

And Bruno Mars needs to quit smoking. Smoking is for losers.

Wouldn't hurt for him to lay off the coke, too.

I'm glad U said it....

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #69 posted 09/11/18 6:26am

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Bruno is a talented dude, but its waaaaaaay too early for this.

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Reply #70 posted 09/11/18 8:00am

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OldFriends4Sale said:



onlyforaminute said:




Strive said:


onlyforaminute said: Jennifer Lopez as Selena and Andre 5000 as Jimi Hendrix



Okay, thank you.

So far, singers who are also known as actors though.


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Jennifer isn't a good actress though, I just don't get it with her as an actress



I'm not saying all that. I'm just trying to figure out why even a non actor no matter how popular the name is would even be considered for this. Strange to even make such a project a debut into acting. Sounds like something not a lot of thought is being put into it. Making the focus more about Bruno and his career than about Prince and his legacy. Tacky.
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Reply #71 posted 09/11/18 10:13am

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FAKE NEWS! Not gonna happen! And Bruno would never agree to doing this, he loves and respects Prince too much.

Bruno Mars not playing Prince in new movie



A representative for Bruno Mars says a report claiming he will portray Prince in a new movie is "100 percent false."


The Daily Mirror, a British tabloid, published a story over the weekend saying that Mars was "being lined up to play Prince" in a biopic to air on Netflix. The story was picked up by several online sites and was circulating widely.


But Mars' representative says the story is not true and Netflix says there's no film in development.

Paul Cockerton, online deputy digital editor, said in an email to The Associated Press that the paper was reaching out to the reporter on the story to see if it needed to be corrected or clarified, and checking with Netflix and Mars for an official statement.

Prince died at age 57 in 2016.

Mars performed a show-stopping, memorable tribute to Prince at the 2017 Grammy Awards when he sang "Let's Go Crazy."



http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-bruno-mars-not-playing-prince-in-new-movie-20180911-story.html
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Reply #72 posted 09/11/18 10:23am

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FAKE NEWS! Not gonna happen! And Bruno would never agree to doing this, he loves and respects Prince too much.

Bruno Mars not playing Prince in new movie



A representative for Bruno Mars says a report claiming he will portray Prince in a new movie is "100 percent false."


The Daily Mirror, a British tabloid, published a story over the weekend saying that Mars was "being lined up to play Prince" in a biopic to air on Netflix. The story was picked up by several online sites and was circulating widely.


But Mars' representative says the story is not true and Netflix says there's no film in development.

Paul Cockerton, online deputy digital editor, said in an email to The Associated Press that the paper was reaching out to the reporter on the story to see if it needed to be corrected or clarified, and checking with Netflix and Mars for an official statement.

Prince died at age 57 in 2016.

Mars performed a show-stopping, memorable tribute to Prince at the 2017 Grammy Awards when he sang "Let's Go Crazy."



http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-bruno-mars-not-playing-prince-in-new-movie-20180911-story.html



Statements like what's highlighted above are how ideas like this are even plausible. And I couldn't disagree more that the tribute was show-stopping. I didn't think it was good at all. And that's not to say Bruno Mars isn't very, very talented.

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Reply #73 posted 09/11/18 10:38am

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onlyforaminute said:


I'm not saying all that. I'm just trying to figure out why even a non actor no matter how popular the name is would even be considered for this. Strange to even make such a project a debut into acting. Sounds like something not a lot of thought is being put into it. Making the focus more about Bruno and his career than about Prince and his legacy. Tacky.

At the premier private screening of "Dreamgirls"( a movie I worked in) the audience was in complete tears at Jennifer Hudson's performance. Thank God! The Org isn't the deciding decision on what's talented and what's deserving of an award. SMH

Not to mention Eddie Murphy's Academy Award performance that he was robbed an Oscar for.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #74 posted 09/11/18 12:17pm

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onlyforaminute said:


I'm not saying all that. I'm just trying to figure out why even a non actor no matter how popular the name is would even be considered for this. Strange to even make such a project a debut into acting. Sounds like something not a lot of thought is being put into it. Making the focus more about Bruno and his career than about Prince and his legacy. Tacky.

At the premier private screening of "Dreamgirls"( a movie I worked in) the audience was in complete tears at Jennifer Hudson's performance. Thank God! The Org isn't the deciding decision on what's talented and what's deserving of an award. SMH

Not to mention Eddie Murphy's Academy Award performance that he was robbed an Oscar for.

Dreamgirls wasn't a biopic about reallife people. You missed my point.
How many singers who have no acting credential have ever portrayed an icon on screen? That was my question. So far it seems to be none really. Janet, Jennifer, and Andre have acting credits outside of portraying singers. There have been loads of biopics on singers, on Icons, but it is normally an actor who portrays them. Would you think it a bit bizarre, the rare time it's done, is for BM to experiment with his acting chops on a biopic of Prince? I personally have nothing against BM doing whatever he needs to do for his career but seriously THIS, right now? Not decades down the road, but while the wounds are still fresh for the loyal hardcore fans. After all the other crap that has been going on. So, everything is supposed to marketed towards the people who know little to nothing about Prince? Everything?

Dreamgirls is a film à clef, a work of fiction taking strong inspiration from the history of the Motown record label.

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Reply #75 posted 09/11/18 12:26pm

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onlyforaminute said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

At the premier private screening of "Dreamgirls"( a movie I worked in) the audience was in complete tears at Jennifer Hudson's performance. Thank God! The Org isn't the deciding decision on what's talented and what's deserving of an award. SMH

Not to mention Eddie Murphy's Academy Award performance that he was robbed an Oscar for.

Dreamgirls wasn't a biopic about reallife people. You missed my point.
How many singers who have no acting credential have ever portrayed an icon on screen? That was my question. So far it seems to be none really. Janet, Jennifer, and Andre have acting credits outside of portraying singers. There have been loads of biopics on singers, on Icons, but it is normally an actor who portrays them. Would you think it a bit bizarre, the rare time it's done, is for BM to experiment with his acting chops on a biopic of Prince? I personally have nothing against BM doing whatever he needs to do for his career but seriously THIS, right now? Not decades down the road, but while the wounds are still fresh for the loyal hardcore fans. After all the other crap that has been going on. So, everything is supposed to marketed towards the people who know little to nothing about Prince? Everything?

Dreamgirls is a film à clef, a work of fiction taking strong inspiration from the history of the Motown record label.

Bruno Mars is NOT portraying Prince this news is not true.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #76 posted 09/11/18 1:13pm

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so happy that this isn't gonna happen biggrin

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Reply #77 posted 09/11/18 1:17pm

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so happy that this isn't gonna happen biggrin

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Reply #78 posted 09/11/18 3:59pm

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Reply #79 posted 09/11/18 4:07pm

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im SO glad that he will NOT play Prince in this movie... what a relief..

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Reply #80 posted 09/11/18 4:12pm

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onlyforaminute said:

I'm blanking. I'm trying to remember singers who have portrayed other reallife singers in movies. Usually it's actors who portray singers. Janet was supposed to do Lena Horne.

the best example of this happening, is/was Diana Ross playing Billie Holiday in "Lady Sings The Blues"...which is IMO, the greatest acting performance EVER by a female actor...

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Reply #81 posted 09/11/18 4:20pm

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onlyforaminute said:

I'm blanking. I'm trying to remember singers who have portrayed other reallife singers in movies. Usually it's actors who portray singers. Janet was supposed to do Lena Horne.

the best example of this happening, is/was Diana Ross playing Billie Holiday in "Lady Sings The Blues"...which is IMO, the greatest acting performance EVER by a female actor...



Your right. All that came to mind was Mahogany, totally forgot about LSTB. It was great but then again it was Diana.

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Reply #82 posted 09/11/18 5:40pm

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Queen Latifa also played a singer on HBO movie

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Reply #83 posted 09/11/18 5:49pm

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Queen Latifa also played a singer on HBO movie



Who?

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Reply #84 posted 09/11/18 6:27pm

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onlyforaminute said:

Graycap23 said:

Queen Latifa also played a singer on HBO movie



Who?

I want 2 say Bessie Smith.

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Reply #85 posted 09/11/18 6:45pm

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onlyforaminute said:



Who?

I want 2 say Bessie Smith.



Yeah, I still stand by what I said. Note the generational distance, and it still is rare given the number of them that have been done. And all this was a joke anyway so that's that.

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Reply #86 posted 09/11/18 7:15pm

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ermmm.... when Prince died my sister-in-law said "well at least you still have Bruno Mars" which left me speechless as she was comparing apples to tennis shoes. which is NOT to say that i don't like Bruno's work, not at all. he rocks in his own way. it's just that they are different

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XxAxX said:

ermmm.... when Prince died my sister-in-law said "well at least you still have Bruno Mars" which left me speechless as she was comparing apples to tennis shoes. which is NOT to say that i don't like Bruno's work, not at all. he rocks in his own way. it's just that they are different

lol lol lol

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Reply #88 posted 09/12/18 2:37am

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XxAxX said:

ermmm.... when Prince died my sister-in-law said "well at least you still have Bruno Mars" which left me speechless as she was comparing apples to tennis shoes. which is NOT to say that i don't like Bruno's work, not at all. he rocks in his own way. it's just that they are different

so...Im confused...Is Prince an apple or is he Tennis shoes ?? innocent duh

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Reply #89 posted 09/12/18 6:26am

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XxAxX said:

ermmm.... when Prince died my sister-in-law said "well at least you still have Bruno Mars" which left me speechless as she was comparing apples to tennis shoes. which is NOT to say that i don't like Bruno's work, not at all. he rocks in his own way. it's just that they are different

so...Im confused...Is Prince an apple or is he Tennis shoes ?? innocent duh



prince is the tree on which the appleshoe grows!

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