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Aretha Franklin Begs Halle Berry to Reconsider Biopic Role

Halle Berry and Aretha Franklin
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After Berry says she can't sing, Franklin says, "Many actors have portrayed vocalists by lip-synching to the artist's original recordings."

Halle Berry has said she couldn't play Aretha Franklin in a biopic about her life because she can't "carry a tune."

Not a problem for Franklin, who has said she wants the Oscar winner to portray her.

"Many actors have portrayed vocalists by lip-synching to the artist's original recordings," Franklin wrote in a letter read on the Wendy Williams show Monday.

Berry joked to Ryan Seacrest before the Golden Globes: "Someone should tell Aretha that I can't do her justice."