‘Honey’ Director Lifts The Lid On Beyonce’s & Aaliyah’s Link To Movie

Published: Monday 13th Jul 2020 by David

In the 90s, Aaliyah dominated Popular culture with the song.

When the new millennium arrived, plans were put in place to turn the superstar into a star of screen and stage with a strategy her camp hoped would have converted her music-buying audience into a movie-loving one.

Unfortunately, she died before the dream could become a reality.

Now, the director of the hit movie ‘Honey’ has shed light on a rumour which claimed the ‘Four Page Letter’ writer was to star in the release.

How any of this finds its way to Beyonce‘s door?

Find out below…


In an interview with Rated R&B, Billie Woodruff revealed that there is no truth to the rumour that Aaliyah was to lead the picture and revealed that Beyonce came close to portraying its leading lady.

 It was supposed to be Beyoncé. She couldn’t do it because of her touring schedule for her first album Dangerously In Love.

Jessica Alba would go on to earn the role.

Following Aaliyah’s death, a number of fresh faces emerged to occupy the lane she left vacant (see Ashanti, Ciara and Tweet), as the actress Nona Gaye was employed to take on the role the singer had planned to deliver to the masses in ‘The Matrix’ movie empire.

 

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  1. MessyBoots July 13, 2020

    Oh, I get it.

    This is about to become a who’s a better actor Beyonce vs the late Aaliyah.

    3…2…1

    RIP Baby Girl #IMissYou 🎤👸🏾

    • i hate B&w bitchezz July 13, 2020

      no..the party thinks that this is a lie…..we think TGJ is lying . the writer wanted aaliyah and aaliyah.

      Rest in Peace to the Gorgeous AALiyah

  2. Lmfao_Hoe July 13, 2020

    Welp regardless Jessica did a phenomenal job for this film 🖤

  3. Detruth July 13, 2020

    I always knew Aaliyah was supposed to play that role first. Never knew Beyonce they tried to get Beyonce after she died. It was a good movie would be interesting to see an Aaliyah and or Beyonce version.

    • The More You Know July 13, 2020

      Did you even read the article?? Lol It literally says “In an interview with Rated R&B, Billie Woodruff revealed that there is no truth to the rumour that Aaliyah was to lead the picture….”

      • Detruth July 13, 2020

        Oh I read it wrong lol

  4. tyty July 13, 2020

    Jessica was perfect for the role. Beyoncé stiff ass would have been awkward lol love bey but her acting is horrible. I don’t think Aaliyah wanted music/dancing type of roles she wanted to be taken seriously as an actor.

    • ERIC July 13, 2020

      Jessica Alba said the original script was a different movie that put Honey Daniels on a motorcycle and had her fighting guys in the street. I’m thinking that idea may have been inspired by Aaliyah’s role in Romeo Must Die. Anyhow, Jessica said she convinced them to change the script.

  5. ERIC July 13, 2020

    Taraji P. Henson shared about testing for the role in an interview with Honey magazine in 2003, and she said, “Honey was written for Aaliyah. … She passed, but they still wanted to do the project, and they wanted to stick with a black girl.”
    Before Beyonce’s album was pushed back, I suppose she was planning to tour that fall when the movie was scheduled to shoot, but it’s hard for me to believe that Taraji and her agent(s) were misinformed along with all other industry people who never once brought up Beyonce’s name with this film in the last 19 years.

  6. IKNOWTHETRUTH July 13, 2020

    IMAGINE BEYONCE BEIN ABLE TO DO THESE COUNTS OF CHOREOGRAPHY I THINK NOT. FORGET THE ACTING PART LOL. THIS DIRECTOR SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE FOGGY WITH DETAILS. ALL HER PEERS N FRIENDS WERE IN THE MOVIE CUZ AALIYAH WAS POST TO BE IN IT. SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE MISSIN. TWEET MISSY GINUWINE

    https://books.google.com/books?id=VPcDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA103&hl=en

    IT EVEN SAYS SHE WAS CASTED FIRST.

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