Dionne Warwick wants Teyana Taylor to play her in a series about her life

Dionne Warwick, affectionately known as Auntie Dionne, has been quite active lately on Twitter. Her account has been lit AF and I have been loving it. Wendy Williams decided to come for Dionne last week by claiming that Dionne was too old to be on social media and that Dionne’s niece more than likely runs her account. Wendy went on to say that Dionne doesn’t really like her. **Eye roll** I wonder why Wendy? Dionne was also featured in an SNL parody last week and was spoofed by Ego Nwodim . Dionne praised Edo’s impersonation after watching the show, tweeting, “That young lady’s impression of me was very good and who knew @BrittaniWarrick had so many jobs?”

Recently, Dionne tweeted out a video at Netflix about creating a biopic series about her life. She told Netflix that she’d cast Teyana Taylor to play her in the series. This isn’t the first time Dionne has tweeted about her love for Teyana and their uncanny resemblance. In January, Dionne retweeted a fan who pointed out how she and Teyana resembled each other and tagged Teyana. They have been others who have noted the resemblance as well. Netflix seemed to be open to a Dionne Warwick biopic and tweeted back that they were taking notes. Below are quotes from Dionne’s Twitter via People:

“This is a case for @netflix,” she captioned the video, where she asked if people would really watch a series about her life. “Please don’t ask who I would cast to play me as it would obviously be @TEYANATAYLOR.”

“🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾,” wrote Taylor, 30, who recently announced she’s “retiring” from music.

Netflix’s Twitter account was quick to slide into Warwick’s replies, writing “taking ✍️ notes ✍️..” The “I Say a Little Prayer” singer replied, “I’ll call ya!”

The new post from Warwick comes just a day after Warwick shared a photo of Taylor with the caption, “It runs in the family.” Taylor quote tweeted it, writing “Period. 🤎” (The two aren’t actually related.)

This also isn’t the first time Warwick has addressed the visual similarities between herself and Taylor.

Last January, after a fan tweeted, “Y’all ever noticed that Teyana Taylor looks like Dionne Warwick?”, Warwick retweeted it and tagged the “Gonna Love Me” songstress.

[From People]

Dionne’s tweets do make her sound like a millennial but the way she claps back, you know it is her because only aunties of a certain age can throw shade the way that Dionne does. She has impressed me with her ability for a well placed gif and snarky comment and I am here for how she engages with her followers. I personally never noticed the resemblance between Teyana and Dionne until I saw a side by side and I was floored. I think Dionne may be on to something with her casting request.

I grew up listening to Dionne Warwick and I believe she is one of music’s unsung heroes. She has a beautiful voice and I would love to see her life story on my small screen. I feel as if I don’t know a lot about her personally except that she is Whitney Houston’s cousin, but her public persona is legendary. I think by being on Twitter, Dionne has endeared herself to a younger generation. I hope Dionne continues entertaining us with her snappy responses. And I do hope Netflix comes through with a Dionne biopic. Dionne definitely deserves one.

What is the name of that application designated for dating? Try that out. https://t.co/DcuHtIEZhu

— Dionne Warwick (@dionnewarwick) December 15, 2020


Singer Dionne Warwick arrives at The Recording Academy And Clive Davis' 2019 Pre-GRAMMY Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency)

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  1. erni says:

    Aunty Dionne is such a gem

  2. Athyrmose says:

    I’m so glad she’s on Twitter. ❤️

  3. Molly says:

    Ego Nwodim was the actress that played Dionne on SNL. Brittani Warrick played her niece and was shown having a lot of jobs in the skit =)

  4. Soupie says:

    Can’t believe there hasn’t already been a biopic of Dionne’s life but at least there’s going to be one now!

  5. anniefannie says:

    The resemblance is uncanny and I love Ms Warwick’s twitter engagement ❤️
    I saw her in a DC concert decades ago and she swanned on stage and prior to her 1st number said
    “ Dionne is thriiiiillled to be here!” that alone was worth the price of admission…..

  6. Chica1971 says:

    TeyAna is Uber talented yet has not had the commercial success of mediocre singers.

    • Juju says:

      I think it’s partially due to the fact that she’s really messy and seems hyper in interviews.

      • Princess Peach says:

        I think it’s because she is professionally so tied to Kanye.

      • SheaButterBaby says:

        Really messy? I follow her and she always seems pretty chill and positive. What have you seen??

      • Christina says:

        I adore Teyana, but any negativity about her might be from when she was featured on My Super Sweet Sixteen on MTV, and she was extra then and afterward. She acted like what she was: a wealthy teen with parents who are successful in the music business. That’s what I remember. And her relationship has been in the media like lots of other famous people, but I find her beautiful, talented as a singer and a dancer, and a devoted mom. She grew up to be phenomenal. She is PERFECT to play Auntie Dionne!

  7. Wtf says:

    Nailed it!

  8. BW says:

    I can’t wait to see how they show her involvement in The Psychic Friends Network. I remember how it went bankrupt due to unforeseen expenses. And how many psychics did they have on their payroll and nobody saw that coming?

    And, yes, I love her singing, and would love to know more about her.

    • cherriepie84 says:

      Lol, yes. That should be….interesting! Also her stint on Donald’s reality TV Series…enjoyed all of her appearances.

  9. CO says:

    Ego Nwodim who is amazing! was the actress that played Dionne on SNL!

  10. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    She is fun to follow on Twitter! I’d love to see a biopic about her.

  11. ZsaZsa Fierce says:

    On SNL, Dionne Warwiick was spoofed by Ego Nwodim, not Brittani Warwick.

  12. ES says:

    Can I just say thank you, Oya! I love this Dionne content. I too grew up with her. She is so important to me. Her concert was the first one I ever went to and I feel like I need to seek out and apologize to all the fellow concert goers, because I stood up on my chair belting out all the words to her songs. My poor mom had to apologize to everyone around for her 4 year old daughter’s singing, luckily they lied to her and said they found it amusing. The night finished when Dionne ran through the crowd to exit and I took off after her. What did I think would happen? I don’t know, I was all instinct and just knew I had to follow. Alas, it was not to be as Dionne can run fast!!!

  13. JEM says:

    I love her and her Twitter content is hilarious. I would so watch her biopic.

  14. Singhsong says:

    I never saw the resemblance either until now but hell yeah! If you haven’t explored her catalog with Burt Bacharach, please do yourself a favor. Chefs kiss.

  15. Monica says:

    I would LOVE this!

  16. Stacy Dresden says:

    I like Teyana so much. I would love to see her in more projects! Her home births have been super interesting. I can’t believe she looks the way she does after babies. Just stunning.