Angela Bassett got the role of course – a splendid performance which won her an Oscar nomination, but guess which other actresses were in the running for this 1993 film.
Actresses with a diverse mix of ages funnily enough: Halle Berry, Pam Grier, Whitney Houston, Robin Givens, Janet Jackson and Vanessa L Williams.
No doubt, any of those would have done Tina Turner justice, but Basset was simply the best choice don’t you think? Discuss this film on our Movie Talk Facebook page or Movie Talk Twitter stream.
What’s Love Got To Do With It is showing tonight – 30th August – on Film 4 at 9pm