Looks like the Queen of Soul might not have gotten her way this time!
Mz. Franklin was SO adamant about Halle playing her — insistent, really — even though Halle herself said she couldn’t even carry a tune! LOLz!
Well, now it sounds like Tony award-winner Audra McDonald has reportedly signed on to play young Aretha…not Halle!!
Seems to be a more appropriate choice, seeing as Audra can do more than just carry a tune — the singer-actress has won FOUR Tonys for her performances on Broadway, such as A Raisin In The Sun and Ragtime AND has won two Emmys for her role in ABC’s Private Practice!
Better luck…er…next time, Aretha?