Keke Palmer To Play TLC’s Chilli In Upcoming Biopic, Defends Herself Via Twitter


I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a little excited about this upcoming TLC biopic on VH1, especially now that the cast is pretty much complete.

Last week it was announced that Lil Mama would be playing Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes and this week we find out that Keke Palmer will be playing the role of Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas. Drew Sidora is said to be playing the role of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins.



Keke actually took to Twitter to read some of those who didn’t feel like she could appropriately play the role of Chilli:

“People kill me, I don’t remember Angela Bassett looking ANYTHING like Tina Turner. And she RIPPED that role.”

“People need to realize hat movies aren’t casted by people looking like who they’re playing. They’re casted by who can do the role.”

“I don’t know about you, but I would much rather see a movie that is well acted, then a movie with a bunch of look a like’s.”

Tell ’em girl! I hear what Keke’s saying, but I think she looks a lot like Chilli. I can’t think of anyone who could perform that role and has the look. Because although she’d rather see a movie that is well acted, that ain’t the case with everyone. Look at how they did Zoe Saldana on her Nina Simone role.

What do you think about the cast?


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