Kitt, who died on Christmas day at age 81, expressed her disapproval of the “Bootylicious” singer’s casting in her life story. “I do not think I have quite the derriere of Beyonce,” she said.
And we believe such a legend deserves a real actress with real talent beyond singing. Here are Blindie’s top five actresses who can do Miss Earth Kitt justice:
She was cheated in casting last year when Angelina Jolie was cast as Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart —a role Blindie felt was a match-made for the Brit talent. But Kitt could earn Newton a call from Oscar
Taraji P. Henson
She’s gaining critical acclaim and a SAG award nomination for her role opposite Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Although she consistently supports leading men, we think she would be a strong choice as Kitt.
We should follow up her film comeback in Tyler Perry’s A Family That Preys with a hefty role as the purring singer-actress. Plus, with Berry, she starred with Kitt opposite Eddie Murphy in 1992’s Boomerang!
Having seen her be the “girl-to-get” in many flicks, it’s time that Star Trek‘s Uhura tests her acting chops with a heftier role. Maybe she could pull a Marion Cotillard–who nabbed the Oscar playing much-older legend Edith Piaf.