Dionne Warwick says a series based on her life starring Teyana Taylor is 'in the works'... and Taylor might directBy Kelby Vera For Da
Dionne Warwick says a series based on her life starring Teyana Taylor is ‘in the works’… and Taylor might direct
A Dionne Warwick series starring Teyana Taylor is ‘in the works.’
Warwick confirmed the news herself during a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, also revealing the Taylor may direct the project as well.
‘It’s going to be a series, we’re planning to do an episodic type of a show,’ the 80-year-old diva said. ‘[Teyana] is certainly a talented young lady with whom I’ve had the pleasure of interfacing.’
It’s happening: Dionne Warwick said a series based on her life is ‘in the works’ and she’s been talking to potential star/director Teyana Taylor regularly
‘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.’
Warwick – who has become a social media star as of late – started musing about the project on her beloved Twitter in December 2020 when she asked fans ‘I want you to be honest now. I really gotta know this. If I did a series, would you guys really watch?’
And in the accompanying tweet she already had an idea for her leading lady and studio, saying: ‘This is a case for @netflix. Please don’t ask who I would cast to play me as it would obviously be @TEYANATAYLOR.’
Taylor responded by quote-retweeting Warwick, responding with a number of ‘raising hands’ emojis in praise.
Question: Warwick – who has become a social media star as of late – started musing about the project on her beloved Twitter in December 2020 when she asked fans ‘I want you to be honest now. I really gotta know this. If I did a series, would you guys really watch?’
Netflix took note, quite literally, tweeting, ‘Taking notes’ in response to Warwick’s tweet, who responded back, ‘I’ll call ya!’
While there are no official plans to work with Netflix, the Walk On By songstress said the streamer is just ‘one of the placed I’ve been looking at possibly doing it.’
‘They’re not the only place that we’re looking at but Netflix seems to be the leading episodic [platform] to do something similar to what I want to do. There’s a lot of very exciting stuff going on right now!’ she told EW.
Among those exciting things, her newfound social media fame.
My people will call your people! Netflix took note, quite literally, tweeting, ‘Taking notes’ in response to Warwick’s tweet, who responded back, ‘I’ll call ya!’
‘I’m too popular now!’ Dionne said. ‘I’m really having the best time. I’m having a giggle every single time I post anything or when I ask or answer a question.
‘It’s just been a bunch of fun and it’s taking up some wonderful time since I’ve been confined to my home as most of us have been. It’s given me something to do.’
Asked if she would still keep the social media fun going after quarantine, she said: ‘I’m going to be around for a bit.’
‘I still have more questions and more people I want to meet. What’s been very interesting for me is to see how the youngsters who I poke a little fun at have reacted so positively. They’ve let me know that they want to get to know me, too. I’m really having a lot of fun.’