Rihanna Is Rumored to Play Josephine Baker

Rihanna as Josephine Baker?

The pop star reportedly has been cast as the iconic performer in an upcoming biopic

by Jezebel, August 28, 2013

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Rihanna Is Rumored to Play Josephine Baker

Rihanna Is Rumored to Play Josephine Baker

Rihanna is known for many things: Singing, dressing provocatively, designing terrible-looking clothes, rocking the hell out of a bikini. What she is not known for is her acting. Still, word on the street is that she's been cast to play Joséphine Baker in a new biopic.

Baker was a very complex and layered woman: Singer, actress, dancer, civil rights activist and spy for the French Resistance. While she may be remembered for her Banana Dance, she was deeply committed to human rights — refusing to perform for segregated audiences — and in 1963 she spoke at the March on Washington as the only official speaker who was a woman. She was married four times — the first time when she was 13 — and went on to adopt 12 orphans from various countries.

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