R&B Legend Dionne Warwick confirms biopic with Teyana Taylor as the Star
Teyana Taylor will play the lead role in the upcoming Dionne Warwick biopic, according to Madame Noire.
The legendary singer Warwick joined Twitter in the latter part of last year, commenting on current events and enticing us with her wit and charm.
She admitted throughout her tweets that Teyana Taylor, a singer and actress, was the only person who could possibly play her in a biopic.
“This is a case for @netflix. Please don’t ask who I would cast to play me as it would obviously be @TeyanaTaylor,” Warwick wrote.
The Netflix Twitter account then promptly responded “taking notes,” with Taylor sharing the exchange via social media, humbled to be mentioned by Warwick.
“One thing about them doors…They open,” Taylor wrote.
Fans of both singers agreed their resemblance was uncanny and thought the suggestion was a good idea but no one could’ve guessed it would materialize this quick.
But here we are! During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Warwick confirmed that the project is in the works with Taylor already on board.
“It’s going to be a series, we’re planning to do an episodic type of a show. [Teyana] is certainly a talented young lady with whom I’ve had the pleasure of interfacing.
In fact, we had a conversation last night on the telephone.
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She’s extremely excited about the idea of participating, and she’ll also be heavily involved in guiding it and putting together key components of how we envision this proceeding, according to Warwick.
Since she was a youngster, Taylor has enjoyed success in music, movies, and fashion.
This information was released shortly after Taylor revealed she was leaving the music business to focus on other projects.