Whitney Houston's Death 'Too Recent' to Show in Biopic, Actress Says

January 17, 2015 2:11 AM

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That was the word Yaya DeCosta (Lee Daniels' The Butler) chose to describe her latest part, playing the seven-time Grammy winner in the eponymous Lifetime biopic, directed by Angela Bassett.

Rather than tackle the entirety of Houston's life, which came to an abrupt end in early 2012, the telepic focuses on the high points of her career and her marriage with R&B star Bobby Brown (Arlen Escapeta). In fact, there's no mention of Houston's death in either the movie or postscript.

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