Kim Kardashian showers praise on Whitney Houston biopic and its leading lady Naomi Ackie


Kim Kardashian showers praise on Whitney Houston biopic and says its leading lady Naomi Ackie ‘COMPLETELY embodies’ late songstress

Kim Kardashian showered praise on the new Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody and its star Naomi Ackie.

The picture opened two days before Christmas and has received a tepid response both from the critics and at the box office.

However Kim, 42, was positively effervescent in her warm words about the film, gushing that its leading lady ‘COMPLETELY embodies Whitney.’

Approved: Kim Kardashian showered praise on the new Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody and its star Naomi Ackie

Kim wrote on her Insta Stories this Saturday: ‘WOW, WHITNEY HOUSTON: I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY was so good.’

The reality TV superstar continued: ‘I love how they made it a celebration of Whitney’s life & Naomi Ackie COMPLETELY embodies Whitney.’

Kim, whose post came amid the film’s slow box office collections, plugged: ‘Must see it and in a theaters for the best experience!’

One of the producers of the film is the legendary record producer Clive Davis, who knew Whitney and is played onscreen by Stanley Tucci. 

Rollout: The picture opened two days before Christmas and has received a tepid response both from the critics and at the box office; Naomi Ackies is pictured in the lead role

Rollout: The picture opened two days before Christmas and has received a tepid response both from the critics and at the box office; Naomi Ackies is pictured in the lead role

Whitney, whose various drug problems were extensively documented over the years, died in the bath in her suite at the Beverly Hilton ahead of the Grammys in 2012.

Hours later Clive Davis proceeded with his annual pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton just four floors below where Whitney died.

Before the picture came out, Variety reported that its aim was to score $12 million to $15 million in its opening weekend. 

However: Kim, 42, was positively effervescent in her warm words about the film, gushing that its leading lady 'COMPLETELY embodies Whitney'

However: Kim, 42, was positively effervescent in her warm words about the film, gushing that its leading lady ‘COMPLETELY embodies Whitney’

Instead the movie, which was produced on a budget of $45 million, wound up raking in just $4.7 million its first weekend according to Deadline.

The movie divided the critics as well to the degree that it currently holds a disappointing 46% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Kim meanwhile is co-parenting four children with her ex-husband, Whitney’s fellow music star Kanye West, who saw his career implode and his billion-dollar fortune plummet last year after a string of anti-Semitic outbursts.

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