UPDATE: THE AALIYAH MOVIE WILL BE PRODUCED BY AALIYAH PRODUCTIONS AND AIRED ON THE LIFETIME NETWORK. NO WORD ON WHY VH1 WILL NO LONGER BE APART OF THIS PROJECT.
Rumor has it that the Disney actress Zendaya will be our Aaliyah in the VH1 Biopic One in a Million. Can she play Aaliyah? I say no. Only because she is 17 years old. A role like this can make or break you. Zendaya is doing so well right now. If she portrays an artist that is still loved by many and she knows little about, and then if she croaks, Zendaya will never live this down. You know VH1 is going to repeat the hell out of this movie. Don’t do it Zendaya.
OK I get she is young, beautiful and she sings and dances, but a lot of people fit those characteristics.
If I had to pick someone to play Aaliyah I would pick Keisha Chante. She is a co-host on 106 & Park.
She has all of the traits needed to play Aaliyah , this would be a major career break for her and if she does not do well, she can go back to 106 & Park with no worries. That show moves fast and people forget quickly. Remember when Keisha was cursed at by August Alsina? Me neither. See things happen and life goes on, especially on a daily music video countdown show like 106&Park. Back to playing Aaliyah, Keisha even looks similar to our beloved Aaliyah. Ok she may not be an actress, that’s fine she can be trained.
Zendaya is not our Aaliyah, Keisha is. Now who’s with me?