Teyana Taylor Says Fans Will Get To Really See Her Act In New Role as Dionne Warwick In Upcoming Biopic Series

Posted April 12, 2021
images via Teyana/Dionne IG

Teyana Taylor is no stranger to being in front of the camera, and even behind it as she’s directed several music videos including a few of her own.

Now, the singer says fans will really get to see her skills as a real actress in the role of the legendary Dionne Warwick in the upcoming biopic of her life, which Taylor will star.

I’ve done a lot of movies and TV shows, but I still feel like I never really got the chance for people to really see me act. And I never got a chance to be in a serious film, where I literally have to bring somebody else’s story to life…”

“So, that in itself is a whole ‘nother level of pressure. But one thing about me is, any role that I’m playing, I go full in. I don’t half a– anything.”

“It was a fight to be able to have this opportunity and to play a role of someone that I look up to and you love, such an iconic person. To me, it’s a feeling I almost can’t explain”

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The biopic was previously confirmed by Warwick herself after the idea was tossed around on Twitter for quite some time from fans who thought the resemblance between Taylor and Warwick was undeniable. In February during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Warwick confirmed Taylor would be playing her in an upcoming biopic but that it wouldn’t be the typical two-hour TV movie format.

“It’s going to be a series, we’re planning to do an episodic type of a show,” Warwick clarified. “[Teyana] is certainly a talented young lady with whom I’ve had the pleasure of interfacing. In fact, we had a conversation last night on the telephone. She’s very excited about the prospect of being involved and she’s also going to be very, very much involved in directing it and putting together parts and parcel of how we see this going.”

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No word on when the docuseries will air or where viewers can expect to see it, but we are certainly here for it!

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