Choosing someone to play someone else in someone’s biopic film has long piqued the interest of many people on the internet.
Choosing someone to play a celebrity’s life in a biopic is a big deal in Hollywood, especially with global audiences’ growing prominence and liking for entertainment icons like Freddie Mercury, Aretha Franklin, and, most recently, Elvis Presley.
During a candid conversation with Alex Cooper on the Call Her Daddy podcast, the EGOT winner revealed who he thinks could play him in a future biopic.
Legend joked that any light-skinned baby could play him in the future.
“Everyone puts their light-skinned babies up and they all think, ‘My baby looks like John Legend,’ because I have cheeks and dimples and a lot of babies look like me. Basically, my biopic will happen 30 years from now, and one of the Internet babies will play me.”
While Legend is correct that a biopic about him will not be released for another three decades, Cooper suggested a seemingly good fit to portray Legend with justice.
Regé-Jean Page, the actor who played the singer in “Bridgerton” and “Dungeons & Dragons,” was suggested by her.
The page has the acting skills to match Legend’s charisma and charm onstage.
When the conversation turned to her wife, Chrissy Teigen, Legend responded more directly.
Olivia Rodrigo, a 12-time Grammy Award winner, believes she could play Chrissy Teigen in a biopic about him 30 years in the future.
Rodrigo is no stranger to the stage. She began her Disney Channel career as an actress before entering the music industry. She appeared in “New Girl,” “Bizaardvark,” and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” in which she played the main character for two seasons.
The “driver’s license” songstress isn’t a bad choice to play Teigen because they share common roots and ancestors.
Teigen is half Thai, Rodrigo is half Filipino, and both are from Southeast Asia.
Meanwhile, Legend mentioned that if they were still allowed, they could play themselves in the biopic, similar to how 50 Cent did in “Get Rich or Die Tryin.”