Last week Entertainment Weekly revealed the first image of Yaya Dacosta as Whitney Houston for the upcoming Lifetime biopic ‘Whitney.’ Fans loved the ANTM model’s new look as she sported a red lip, curly tresses, and white tank similar to the 1987 self-titled album.
Today, Dacosta’s casted hubby Arlen Escarpeta gets revealed by the New York Post. Rocking a muscle tee and denim pants Arlen is posed hugging a fictional Houston while donning Brown’s signature ’80s jeri curl.
Unfortuanately fans didn’t quite rejoice in his look being as they felt there was a better candidate. But looks aside, the biopic’s director Angela Bassett is on board with her newcomer cast.
“It is no easy feat for an actor to come into a room, bare their soul, to open themselves up to these words, this process, and these people,” she told the Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s not like, Oh my gosh, I have six good choices for Bobby. No, you don’t, you have two. Searching for weeks and only two rise to the top. They had different qualities that are like Bobby. You’ve gotta be like, which way do you want to go?”
While Yaya Dacosta has ‘The Butler’ on her acting file. This is the first big role for the The Belize-born Escarpeta. He’s appeared in small roles on ‘The Shield,’ ‘Judging Amy,’ ‘ER and ‘Cold Case.’
Now the question is are you feeling their look? Let us know if it’s a hot or nah casting decision by voting below