The San Diego Union-Tribune
Talk about counterintuitive! The fact that “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody” star Naomi Ackie looks nothing like the subject of the new film Ackie stars in, proved to be a distinct advantage for the English actress and for “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” director Kasi Lemmons. The film opens nationwide on Friday. “When I got cast, I was like: ‘What?!’ Because I don’t look like Whitney at all,” said the charismatic Ackie, speaking during a Zoom interview recently from New York. “At the same time,” she continued, “it gave me freedom to create a new version of something everyone knows….