I Wanna Dance With Somebody Star Nafessa Williams On Robyn Crawford’s Awesome ’90s Wardrobe: Cop The Look!By The DivaGals | December 23, 2022 | Entertainment, Lifestyle
I Wanna Dance With Somebody, the Whitney Houston biopic directed by Kasi Lemmons, opens today. The movie gives an overview of Houston’s life, focusing intently on her relationship with Robyn Crawford, who served as Whitney’s personal assistant for 20 years. Friends? Lovers? Besties? Yes. But at this moment it’s all about the clothes!
“The clothes were so fun, like one of the best parts,” Nafessa Williams, who plays Robyn, shares. “I was a really little girl in the early ’90s and I remember wanting to be an adult and wear all the clothes and earrings and jackets and hairstyles. So that was my favorite part of going back to that time.”
It makes a whole lotta sense for Williams. “I’m a fashion girl just in general, so it was really cool to tap into Robyn’s swag. She had a cool way about her and she stayed out the way and she knew her part to play.”
Williams’ favorite piece includes Robyn’s jacket (back far left) that she wore when Whitney Houston sang at Super Bowl XXV. “It’s so iconic, it has all the patches all over it. The one I was wearing was Robyn’s actual jacket that she wore. That was a nice little blessing.
See I Wanna Dance with Somebody, now in theaters.
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