Fox, who co-stars in Bobbi Kristina, sat down with Et to talk about the film and her friendship with Whitney Houston.
“I think a lot of people are thinking that we’re going to focus on things that are negative but we didn’t,” Fox told Et’s Kevin Frazier. “We absolutely approached this with love and respect.”
Directed by Taye Hodges, the biopic stars newcomer Joy Rovaris as Bobbi Kristina and Nadji Jeter as her boyfriend, Nick Gordon. Hassan Johnson plays Bobby Brown, and Demetria McKinney plays Whitney Houston. Fox signed on to play Pat Houston, the late superstar's sister-in-law and former manager.
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The film details the final years of Houston’s life and how her death in 2012 led
In the Bobbi Kristina clip, Brown – portrayed by Joy Rovaris – argues with her aunt Pat Houston – played by Vivica A. Fox – over Gordon after the latter asserts, “He’s a troubled young man.”
“He is the single best thing that’s happened to me since my mom,” retorts Brown.
Later, Brown breaks down at her mother Whitney Houston, played by Demetria McKinney, saying through tears, “Everything is always about Whitney.
The network announced plans for the film, titled Bobbi Kristina, during their annual “upfront” presentation this week, telling reporters the project would offer an “intimate look at the highs and lows of parental, familial and romantic love complicated by fame through the eyes of a sensitive, vulnerable young woman.”
Playing Bobbi Kristina will be Disney channel
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