Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic is really starting to perturb a lot of people. In the cable network’s most recent casting reveal, we have the actors who will portray Missy Elliott and Timbaland, two of the people who had a hand in crafting Aaliyah’s sound.
First, let’s take a look at Elliott and Timbaland of yesteryear:
And now, here are the two people cast by Lifetime to portray the producers—Chattrisse Dolabaille as Elliott and Izaak Smith as Timbaland:
Insert any random “WTF” gif you can find. I’ll use Arnold Drummond.
I get it—not every actor or actress will resemble the person he or she is playing, but come on. This casting is a huge stretch, even for Lifetime.
Of course, those on Twitter had their opinions about the casting, and #lifetimecastings once again took on a life of its own: