Chrisette vs. Bey: Who Will Play Ella Fitzgerald?

- By Bossip Staff

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Looks like Bey can’t strong arm her way into every role in Hollywood. Chrisette wants in on the action. Rightfully, so:

Chrisette Michele is widely known for her soulful sound and lyrics on songs like “If I Had My Way” and “Epiphany’ but, the Def Jam beauty says she’d be willing to take on the big screen if her name was called. “I’d love to play Ella Fitzgerald,” Michele told WENN this week. “I’ve loved and admired her since I was young. That would be a dream come true.” While Michele is busy promoting her sophomore effort “Epiphany” a role as Fitzgerald would definitely take her to the next level. However, the “Be Ok” songstress is likely to face intense competition for the role as recent “Obsessed” star Beyonce Knowles has expressed interest in portraying Fitzgerald.

We think that Chrisette would make a great Ella.

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  • Hannibal

  • http://www.mythoughtsonblast.com My Thoughts On Blast

    I guess…who cares?

  • Hannibal

    HOW ABOUT RIHANNA PLAY HER…

  • Milwaukee

    Hopefully not Bey… I rather see an unknown Actress play lovely Ella

  • ann

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  • sexual chocolate

    Chrisette needs to get this one I am getting tired of Beyonce slow retarded talking ass, just listen when she talks sounds like she is eating gummy bears and trying not to choke.
    Change is coming – less beyonce more Chrisette

  • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0944702/ jerjorju

    There is no way that Beyonce thinks she can play all the famous African-American female singers. First of all there is no physical resemblance. Secondly, vocally…uh don’t think so. Of course, Ella’s vocals could be dubbed and Hollywood make-up artists can do miraculous work. Or somebody who more resembles Ella and who sounds more like her could be hired.

  • Luv-Lee

    CHRISSETTE MICHELE!!!! I love her!!! Go out and buy her album!!!
    EPIPHANY- In stores NOW!!!!
    Produced by Ne-Yo!!!!

  • Rozza♥ - Do You Like Fish Sticks?

    @Sexual Chocolate: “…when she talks sounds like she is eating gummy bears and trying not to choke.”

    LMAO!!! Co-sign…

  • Beyonce is no role model

    Chrisette should get the role. Beyonce is hell of annoying, stupid, fake..etc!

  • http://www.madamethejourney.com Madame

    She can sing but stop giving Bey these musically iconic roles … please don’t do it … :/

    please.

  • Kool Breeze

    OMG…THIS IS A NO BRAINER…LADIES FIRST QUEEN LATIFAH. THINK ABOUT IT, SHE HAS THE BIG LONG ARMS, THE BIG TITS, THE VOICE…LOL, THE STATURE AND MOST OF ALL THE SWAGGER OF ELLA. YALL PRODUCERS BETTER WAKE UP AND HIRE THE QUEEN.

  • http://bossip SugaBlack

    She did a pretty good job in Obsessed WTH!!!!!!.. JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL!!! I know all are entitled to their own opinion but WHAT! I was about to run out on the theaters with the phone scene…you came into my house, you touched my child!!!! ARE YOU SERIOUS! The Ali and Idris did the dern thing though.. Please give the roll to Chrisette Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!We luv Bey on stage but just don’t put her on the big screen ever again!!!!!

  • GIVEDADDYSOMESUGAR

    CHRISETTE EPITOMIZES ELLA! SHE ALREADY HAS THE SOUND AND VOCAL SKILLS.

  • Rock Witchu

    only beyonce’s genius fans (LOL) think she can act. the real world knows better. Chrisette Michelle deserves this. she has the voice, the look, and the charisma needed to pull off Ella Fitzgerald. beyonce would turn this role into a big old joke like she did to Etta James.

  • No No No No

    Kazi…I concur.

    Beyonce…FALL BACK man, let someone else try. 😦

  • gina

    beyonce playing Ella Fitzgerald would be like mariah carey playing Katherine Hepburn. Ridiculous with a capital R.

  • sasha

    Well I like Bey but I dont think she can act. It is something about her talking voice that drives me crazy!! She doesnt become her part she just TRIES to act it, like when Will Smith was going to do Ali he began to live his life like that so that he could get the feel for it and did he ever ! She in my opinion (so haters please dont get mad) she needs to stick to singing!!

  • Holla

    I think chrissy will be a better match.

  • sepia830

    Bey as the legendary Ella Fitzgerald? I cringe to think about it. I love Chrisette…don’t know if she can act or not, but hell NOBODY can do worst than Bey (who is to acting what Bush was to the presidency).

  • http://www.harlemenglish.com/ stacy dee

    so let me get this straight, everytime and iconic role of some black singer opens up, does this automatically mean that Beyonce has to be considered? What about Fantasia? Jennifer Hudson, heck ANYONE besides her? She is not the only black actress in hollywood who can sing. How about hiring a real black actress instead of a popstar? I would love to see some actual black actors get gigs. I am little sick of seeing Ludacris, bow wow and beyonce on the big screen. It’s called OVERKILL.

  • Butterscotch

    It’s time to see some different talent, so I would like to see Chrisette do the Ella on screen. Maybe Beyonce needs to continue the trend of playing non-entertainer characters that she began with “Obsessed.” It’s a step in the right direction for her. After all, they call it acting for a reason.

  • so stupid

    Bey got this one because of her management team. But she needs acting classes BAD! BUT Chrisette is a pretty good actor….we will see….

  • WhoDat

    Chrisette Michelle can sing Jazz and i’ve heard her “SCAT LIKE DAT” so she needs to get the part, plus she looks more like Ella. Beyonce wants the part because Madame Ella is deceased and she won’t be able to dog her out the way Etta James did 🙂

  • so stupid

    Oh and it also depends if the producers of the film want an oscar or ticket sales

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