Angela Bassett: Whitney Houston Biopic "Controversy Can Be Good"


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(AllHipHop News) If Sex sells then controversy is the machine that manufactures it. Last night (August 25th) on the red carpet of the 2014 Emmys during NBC’s pre-show Angela Bassett explains how directing the Whitney Houston biopic has been and how “controversy can be good.”

Back in May, Bassett was announced as the director for the upcoming Lifetime biopic of Whitney Houston’s life. A month later Houston’s mother Cissy Houston released a statement and expressed that “no one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby [Brown].” Bassett admits the difficulty in directing her first movie last night on the red carpet:

It felt like it was flowing from the beginning. Except me with the learning curve, you know. Coming from one side of the camera to the other

In response to the displeasure from members of the Houston family on the biopic’s production, Bassett stated “controversy can be good. It can pique your interest,”

There is no set release date or title for the upcoming Lifetime biopic on Whitney Houston