About That TLC Biopic…A Few Actresses Who Maybe Might Could Possibly Pull Off These Roles (But We’re Not Co-Signing)

November 27, 2012 ‐ By


Source: Blog.VH1

Disclaimer: This post is entirely for s**ts and giggles because we have no idea how this movie is going to work.

This morning we came across news on VH1’s blog that casting for the network’s upcoming TLC biopic is about to begin and immediately all of our hearts sank. At first, the full-length TV feature sounded like a good idea but rarely, matter of fact very rarely, is casting for a movie about a singer ever well done, excluding Ms. Angela Bassett as Tina Turner of course. We racked our brains for a long time trying to figure out who could even possibly play the very Crazy, S(w)exy, and Cool Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, and honestly very few ladies hit the jackpot. But hey, it’s a job and somebody’s got to do it, so here are our best guesses for ladies to take on TLC on-screen.

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  • Pholosify B

    Monica McSwain would have been perfect as Left Eye in regards to her looks

  • kiki766

    I should play chilli I look more like her in the face and body

  • kendra nicole

    Tatyanna ali or keisha knight pullium for chilli kyla pratt or a new face for lisa n ke ke palmer keisha cole for tboz but tbh i think all new face would b great

  • Murray

    Keke Palmer should play Chili. Hands down. Acting, Singing, Dancing. She’s got IT.

  • Well, since we’re just throwing out names, I nominate myself to play chili. #POW

  • Ms. Bee

    ANANDA LEWIS as Chili.

    Keyshia does resemble T-Boz though. As far as casting Left-Eye, yall better call tyrone because no one knows.

    • sammi_lu

      Ananda Lewis..blast from the past! But I always thought she favored her a little and Tatyana Ali.

  • Guest

    I go with NONE OF THE ABOVE!!!

  • scandalous7

    T-Boz- Antonique Smith…..Period
    Left Eye- Lil Mama…………Period
    Chili- Rachel Nicks…………Period

    Tiana Taylor…..yal stupid fer that one

  • I’m sorry MN the only two casting choices I agree with is Kyla Pratt and Lil’ Mama even though they are both for Left Eye, everything else was based off of similar looks. Maybe this movie will give some unknown actors some shine, you don’t always have to find an already known actor to play in a biopic for it to be a success.

  • Suchalady

    I could see Kyla Pratt as Left Eye and Vashtie as Chilli but the rest of this list is bullocks.

  • BP

    I agree, Chili could just play herself lol. Out of this list, the only individual I could see nailing the role one of these ladies is Kyla Pratt. Leave Little Mama & Teyanna where they at, please! And being that this a made for TV venture, why not seek out some fresh talent?

    • BP

      *is a made for TV venture.

  • AJ389

    Whoa! This is going to be extremely hard to cast & I don’t know if I would be completely satisfied no matter who is chosen being that all the members of TLC were so unique. If I just had to pick here goes. Tatayana Ali or Keke Palmer = Chilli, Lil’ Mama,Taraji Henson or Lauren London = Left Eye, and……the jury is still out for T-boz even though Pam from the group Total ran thru my mind.

    • Miss J

      I was thinking Keke Palmer as Chilli and Lauren London as Left Eye too!

    • enlightenment

      Definitely Lauren London for Left-Eye! Except…she REALLY would need to step up her acting chops

      • Pholosify B

        I think Monica McSwain would have been perfect for Left Eye in regards to her looks

  • dalia

    What about Tatyana Ali for Chilli?

    • Tamz

      Thank you!!!!

    • lateshia

      That is a good one I think Tatyana Ali look just like Chilli. I can see Kyla Pratt playing Left Eye she do have the eyes. Keyshia Cole I can see her playing T-Boz. T-Boz she did have a rough edge to her so I can definetly see Keyshia pulling off playing T-Boz.

      Just to add in the article you said Chilli aged gracefully I also think T-Boz aged gracefully as well both ladies are very pretty individuals.

    • Chilli is a pretty women & Tatiana Ali is UGLY…SOrry hun…*lol*

      • Nicole Little

        You’re smoking. Tatiana Ali is not ugly. Not by a long shot. She will be perfect as Chili.

  • sassybuttclassy

    Ya’ll are dead wrong for having Lil Man on the list. (nope, not a typo)
    Most of these people I’ve never heard of, and then and the ones I do know of are no goes. Good Luck VH1, you definitely have your work cut out

    • sassybuttclassy

      Oh it was Kyla Pratt as Left Eye that I thought would be a good fit

    • LMAO @ lil Man… You kno u wrong for that… Lil Mama may be cryin cause of that

  • Cleo

    I’ve always been told i look like chilli lol I can play her same height, same build, sign me up!!

  • Beejcee

    I think KeKe Palmer as Chilli, Teyanna Taylor as Left-eye and Solange (sp?) Knowles as T-Boz, if Keyshia Cole was chosen she would need diction class(es) she is not very easy to understand.

  • Well

    I am by no means denying the success of TLC but let’s be real…strong voices are not really required of the actresses to play them.

    • nigel

      I think Faith Evans, Chante Moore or Lisa Raye were better choices to play the role of Pebbles, Karache Tran would be a good fit for Chilli, there should of been other choices for T-Boz character.