It’s been years since the death of iconic pop songstress Whitney Houston. Not much later was her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, found unresponsive in a bathtub ultimately leading to her death in 2015. When it was announced that TV One would be doing a biopic of her life, many people thought it was too soon — including her father Bobby Brown.
Months ago The Jasmine Brand revealed that the network bought the exclusive rights to tell the story of Bobbi Kristina Brown. Familiar faces Demetria McKinney and Vivica Fox will star as Whitney and Pat Houston.
Once Bobby Brown caught wind of the news, he publicly voiced that he did not want the film to be made. The singer even fought it in court until recently when the judge decided to rule against his wishes.
Now that the film is set to air October 8, Vivica Fox spoke out about how the film is not coming from a place of malice.
The veteran actress told Entertainment Tonight: “I think a lot of people are thinking that we’re going to focus on things that are negative but we didn’t. I have nothing but love and respect for the family and I want him to know that. I knew Bobby, I knew Whitney, I knew Bobbi Kristina. I would never be involved with anything that would defame their legacy. Those were my friends.”
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams, who is starring alongside Vivica Fox in a “Two Can Play That Game” play, posted a promotional video on her Instagram urging people to tune in to the movie that was made with “love and respect.”
Tonight @tvonetv WORLD PREMIERE of #BobbiKristina movie! Starring @demetria4real @joyrovaris @msvfox @hinikoj @ninonaj Directed by FAB/TALENTED @thetyhodges #tyhodgesfilm? An AMAZING cast that TRUST made this film with absolute LOVE n RESPECT! Check it out 2nite on @tvonetv Oct 8th 7/6pm #TeamVivica #TeamFox ??❤️
Fans have been debating in the comments whether they will watch it or not.
Hopefully, the biopic is as thoughtful as Fox is making it seem and Bobby Brown ends up with a pleasant surprise.
Will you be watching? Do you think this film is disrespectful to the family?