Meagan Good: I still want to play Whitney Houston in biopic
Meagan Good stars as the lead character in NBC’s upcoming drama, Deception. The show centers on Good’s character, Joanna Locasto, a female detective who returns to the wealthy family she grew up with in order to solve the murder of an heiress who was once her closest friend.
Deception is Good’s first lead role in a TV series. However the 31-year-old actress already has an impressive film resume including Jumping the Broom, Think Like A Man, Stomp the Yard, Eve’s Bayou, and Roll Bounce.
In February 2012, before her untimely death, a biopic about Whitney Houston starring Good was in the works. Now nearly year after Houston’s death, fans are waiting in anticipation for a movie to be made about the late icon’s life.
During an interview on the set of Deception, Good told theGrio’s Chris Witherspoon that she still wants to bring Houston’s life story to the big screen.
“It is something that I want to do still because I think that there’s obviously a lot that people don’t know and understand,” Good said. “I really want people to see her heart and understand who she was and how she was.”
“I’ve spent a good amount of time with her and she is endearing and her heart is very pure. I totally get how we can both be completely unstoppable yet destructive.”
Good said that shortly before Houston died, she spoke with her about bringing her life’s story to the big screen, and the “I Will Always Love You” singer wanted to meet to discuss how her biopic would end.
“We had the meeting set up to meet two days later to talk about it, because she was like ‘how will it end?” Good said.
“I think it ends with Sparkle. I think the movie ends with a new beginning.”
For now, Good is focusing her attention on Deception, which premieres January 7, at 10/9c on NBC.
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