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(2015 TV Movie)

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Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown expressed interest in portraying her mother in a biopic. When asked in an interview with "Entertainment Weekly" whether director Angela Bassett considered casting Brown she said: "No, I did not think about that. I did not think about casting her. And probably for a number of reasons, you know. One being that she's not an actress. I know she's acted here and there. I know she's been on their family's reality show, but she's not an actress and acting is a craft."
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Whitney Houston's family was not supportive of the movie. Her mother Cissy Houston told "Entertainment Tonight" that no one involved in the making of the movie knew Whitney, while Whitney's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was angry at director Angela Bassett for not casting her in the role of her late mother.
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Filming took 20 days to complete.
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Director Angela Bassett worked with the real Whitney Houston in Waiting to Exhale (1995).
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Director Angela Bassett is no stranger to biopics about female singers. She portrayed Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993).
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While filming a scene on a private jet between Whitney and Robyn, Yolonda Ross accidentally knocked over a glass of water during the second take. The owner of the jet immediately shut down filming and kicked everyone off the plane. This is the take that is used in the film.
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The opening line, "Time to be Whitney Houston," was not written in the script. It was an ad-lib suggested by director Angela Bassett during filming.
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Salim Akil was approached to direct, but scheduling project forbid him to do so.
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Singer CeCe Winans was portrayed by her own niece, Deborah Joy Winans.
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In the scene where Bobby Brown proposed to Whitney Houston....that scene was not accurate. The movie shows Bobby Brown proposing to Whitney Houston in a house, but actually Bobby Brown proposed to Whitney Houston in a car
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