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GIMME FIVE: Actresses Who Should Replace Beyonce in Eartha Kitt Biopic

As previously reported, pop diva Beyonce Knowles will portray Eartha Kitt in a recently greenlit biopic of the late singer’s life.

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:

Thandie Newton
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.

Halle Berry
She definitely did Dorothy Dandridge justice on cable TV….plus Kitt herself said, “Give me Halle Berry instead!”

Robin Givens
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!

Zoe Saldana
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.

6 thoughts on “GIMME FIVE: Actresses Who Should Replace Beyonce in Eartha Kitt Biopic

  1. The fabulous Ms. Jo Thompson is an extraordinary, engaging entertainer with an impressive resume. (With a remarkable story that merits great recognition, Ms. Thompson is the act that will prove how people always get and love it —when made aware of real talent!!!)

    Ms. Jo Thompson in: “Thank You, Lena!!!” (a musical tribute to Lena Horne by an artist who actually knew, worked with and was influenced by Lena and husband, Lennie Hayton) debuted at New York’s legendary Blue Note Jazz Club to a packed house. Moreover, Walt Szymanski’s arrangements and musical direction (as expressed by the late great Lionel Hampton) are dynamic and swing in the wonderful tradition of big band music at its best!

    The following link is Jo Thompson’s electronic press kit:


    LENNY TRIOLA at 516-782-9635 ((


    GREG DUNMORE at (313) 399-4248 (

  2. I personally like it when the actor/actress playing the part resembles the actor/actress being portrayed. Do you remember Denzel as Malcom X, and Halle as Dorothy Dandridge. That’s just me- From the list above I was thing Thandie until I saw Taraji’s photo and she looks the most like Eartha Kitt. I’m sure they can do something about the voice that shouldn’t be the deciding factor. They’ve worked around the voice before in other movies.

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