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HipHollywood reporter Jasmine Simpkins caught up with the stars of the highly anticipated Lifetime original movie “Whitney” and spoke with Angela Bassett about her directorial debut.


“Whitney” chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model Whitney Houston and singer and songwriter Bobby Brown from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity to their courtship and tumultuous marriage. Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Houston’s meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both.

“Whitney” is slated to premiere on the Lifetime network Saturday, January 17 at 8 PM EST starring Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston and Arlen Escarpeta as Bobby Brown.

Watch Angela Bassett, Smokey RobinsonYaya DaCosta and Arlen Escarpeta discuss the Lifetime original movie “Whitney” in the video clip above.

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