Kelly Rowland has been getting her acting on. The Destiny’s Child star has starred in several Lifetime films, including the Merry Liddle Christmas trilogy. But there’s one role that Rowland’s fans want her to dig her teeth in, and that’s as legendary disco queen Donna Summer.
The resemblance is hard to deny between the two and after a recent photo Tweeted of Summer, fans are putting in their bid for Rowland to play her.
Fans call for Kelly Rowland to play Donna Summer
Music critic Craig Seymour tweeted a throwback photo of Summer recently. The photo was featured in a 1979 issue of Rona Barrett’s Hollywood Magazine.
Twitter fans quickly began responding to the resemblance between Rowland and Summer. Rowland is aware of the comparisons. She dressed up as Summer for Halloween in 2019, donning a white bodysuit and a feathery white coat.
Summer died in 2012 at the age of 63 from lung cancer. Though Summer did not smoke, she attributed cancer to inhaling toxins from the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City as she was living in an apartment near Ground Zero.
Rowland has previously stated she’d like to star in a Summer biopic and she said she was interested in playing her in the Neil Bogart biopic, Spinning Gold. However, the role went to songwriter and singer Tayla Parx.
Check out some reactions below:
Donna Summer….Kelly Rowland….both beautiful👑 pic.twitter.com/SqLlPRgRst
— SunLady☉ (@SonDromer) December 19, 2021
Donna Summer and Kelly Rowland literary are twins and I LOVE that for me pic.twitter.com/lLpPwWx7Uu
— Black Lives Still Matter (@wiz_thcreator) December 19, 2021
kelly rowland would be the perfect person to play donna summer in a biopic pic.twitter.com/fQuNOmF1Vi
— YS (@dayas_grisha) December 19, 2021
— Madame CJ DuckWalker 🍷 (@XOANTY) December 21, 2021
If Kelly Rowland doesn’t play Donna Summer, I am going to openly protest. Because look at this 😭 https://t.co/W3R7vyLaSm
— Big Momma 🍸 (@AnarchyHabitat) December 19, 2021