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- Posted on Jan 18th 2011 5:00PM by Emily Tan
While Franklin has frequently mentioned that she wants Halle Berry to play her on the silver screen, the Oscar-winning actress doesn't think she's really qualified for the part, the Press Asssociation reports.
"I can't sing!" Berry told E!'s Ryan Secrest. "If I could carry a tune, I'd consider it."
Berry is no stranger to portraying iconic entertainers on film, as she's starred as Platters singer Zola Taylor in 'Why Do Fools Fall in Love' and the lead role in 'Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.' But because of Franklin's iconic voice, Berry doesn't feel she can fill her shoes. "Someone should tell Aretha that I can't do her justice," she said.
Last year, Franklin announced that she wanted Denzel Washington to play her father and Terrence Howard to portray Smokey Robinson. As Spinner previously reported, Franklin is currently recuperating after undergoing surgery in December for an unknown problem. Although stories circulated about the singer's health, Franklin recently announced that she never had pancreatic cancer.
Franklin is planning to get back to performing in May, and Columbia/Legacy is releasing 'Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia,' a 11-CD/DVD box set on March 22.
Aretha Franklin Performs 'Respect' in 1967