While we can certainly agree that Rihanna shares Baker’s flair for the dramatic in her music and on the stage, not quite sure we can ride with Reynold’s faith in Rih Rih’s (non-existent) acting ability — “Battleship” anyone? It’s one thing to share certain characteristics with an iconic figure like Josephine Baker, but another to be able to act them out believably on the big screen. I mean, would you really cast Beyonce in a Tina Turner movie remake?
If you want to see real acting, do yourself a favor and rent HBO’s “The Josephine Baker Story” (1991) starring Lynn Whitfield, who an Emmy for her work.
Watch Lynn perform “Esto Es Felicidad”:
The real Josephine Baker performing in Paris, France 1959
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