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    Rihanna Expresses Interest in Portraying Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston, Rihanna Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

    If a film is ever made about Whitney HoustonRihanna says she would be honored to play her.

    While such a project has yet to be announced, speculation has naturally run rampant since the Feb. 11 passing of the music icon as to who would be the ideal candidate to take on such a role.

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    In addition to the Barbadian songstress, other names that have been thrown about include Jennifer Hudson, Brandy, Jordin Sparks and Californication actress Meagan Good, who recently told our own Marc Malkin that she and Houston had actually begun discussions about a possible movie for Good to star in.

    As for Rihanna, who has yet to receive any calls regarding a biopic, Britain's  The Telegraph quoted her as saying, "That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do because I would want to really pull it off. That's a huge, huge role and whoever does it has to do a good job."

    The singer went on to cite Houston as one of her idols.

    "My first song that I remember falling in love with was a Whitney Houston song—'I Will Always Love You.' All of her music actually was always played in my house, with Mariah Carey and Céline Dion."

    Meanwhile, 24-year-old Rihanna will be flexing her acting muscle in the soon-to-be-released Battleship.

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