Dionne Warwick’s dream will come true!
She only wanted Teyana Taylor to play her in a biopic and it’s happening. Back in December, Dionne said in a Tweet,
“This is a case for @netflix. Please don’t ask who I would cast to play me as it would obviously be @TEYANATAYLOR.”
— Dionne Warwick (@dionnewarwick) December 16, 2020
Teyanna and Netflix suggested they were on board for it, The Jasmine Brand reports. In a recent interview with Buzz Feed, Teyana spoke on how she felt when she first heard Dionne wants her to play her in a biopic:
“I was screaming, of course! I was like, ‘Oh my god!’ She’s the queen of Twitter — she’s super, super active, so I knew for a fact that it was really her. Like, it wasn’t just a cute little tweet like, “Yeah girl, I see you.” No, it was really like, ‘Um, Netflix, if you’re ever thinking about doing anything regarding me, y’all obviously know my choice.’ She got straight to the point, so that was exciting for me. After she tweeted it, of course, I retweeted it.”
Teyana went on to say Netflix reached out the next day and hopped on a zoom meeting. Even though production hasn’t started yet, Teyana is excited that it will happen. She spoke on enjoying the time she gets to spend with Dionne:
“It’s dope that I actually get to spend time with her because when you’re portraying someone’s life, getting that opportunity can be rare. Sometimes things aren’t approved, or other times the person isn’t physically here to say what they want, so to know that she’s gonna be a part of this for the whole ride is absolutely amazing. We will be telling her story in her own words, and I’m so excited. Dionne and her son have literally been so lovely.”
Teyana told the publication she’s ready to recreate all of the eras of Dionne’s career.
“Honestly, all of it! I’ve watched her career, and she’s remained so graceful. Like, ‘Girl, how you do it?’ She’s been there for a lot of elements and eras that we’ve endured. So, I want to know everything about her! You know, I want to know everything. She has some really cool life stories. Have you read her book? It’s really, really good. I was conceiving scenes in my head while reading her book. So, the director and producer in me was like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t wait to do this. I can’t wait to do that.'”
We’ll keep you updated with details. Are you excited about this?