Post by Diamond Girl on Jan 23, 2008 13:14:19 GMT -5
A movie actually based on Florence Ballard's life. I remember reading that Maxine Ballard Jenkins was working on a script or screenplay or something, I can't remember. But I wondered who they'd get to portray her. I still hadn't come up with anyone or thought of anyone, so I just decided on getting an unknown that at least resembled her likeness, closely. Voice overs could always be done for the singing. But it'd have to be someone her height or close to it, her complexion or close to it, and have similar facial features or close to it. Like I want to say, "I can see that choice!" But I know that would be darn near implossible. Until ...
I came across an Oprah forum and someone was discussing doing Flo's life as a biopic or biography. And guess who they suggested, after acting classes to redeem herself after her first leading role tanked at the box office? Are you ready, are you really ready?
Mariah Carey! At first I was like Then as I read, I thought, and they mentioned a similar complexion, height and 'sorta' resemble each other. I don't know, she sure has the pipes, height and complexion. Maybe I could squint and she'd 'sorta' look like Flo.
What do you say? Mariah Carey as Flo or no
"I don't consider myself as being a heckuva singer. I'm more of a stylist, if you will." Levi Stubbs, Jr.