KILL BILL star VIVICA A. Fox wants to play Whitney Houston in a biopic of the singer's life - because she thinks it's time the HOW WILL I KNOW singer was painted in a positive light.

At 39 Fox is just a year younger than Houston, but still thinks she could play the R+B diva, who has an alleged drugs problem, in the way Angela Bassett portrayed Tina Turner in hit film WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?.

Fox says, "She has been very overlooked both in terms of music and acting. She was fabulous in The Bodyguard and people forget how great she was.

"We also favour each other, and we're both Leos, so it would be a perfect match-up."

25/11/2003 09:13