She's not taking "no" for an answer.
Graciously, Halle has told sources that she is flattered by the offer, but doesn't think she could do Aretha "justice" as she can't "carry a tune."
Here's the thing Halle - Aretha doesn't care! She is sooooo adamant about getting you to play the part, she's insisting you lip-sync to get through it! She told sources:
"She shouldn't underestimate her own talent… I never expected Halle to sing. She's an actress, not a singer. Many actors have portrayed vocalists by lip-syncing to the artist's original recordings."
True, that is an option, but we think Halle is the kind of actress who really takes pride in her work, so lip-syncing would feel like cheating to her.
Keep at it though, Aretha. You still might be able to convince her. (A good chunk of change might not be a bad idea either!)
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