John Legend has already decided who will feature in his biopic in the distant future. When he appeared on ‘Call Her Daddy’ podcast, he spoke about who he thinks can take up his role and the role of his wife, Teigen in the film based on the story of his life.
He joked about having his role played by a baby. “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,” he said. “Basically, my biopic will happen 30 years from now, and one of the Internet babies will play me.”
Alex Cooper, the host, suggested that Regé-Jean Page of ‘Bridgerton’ could play John Legend. When asked who he thought could play Teigen, he said, “Maybe Olivia Rodrigo or something?”
Rodrigo started her career as an actor with Disney’s ‘Bizaardvard’ and ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’. She later ventured into the music industry, and just like Teigen, she has an Asian ancestry from one parent. While Rodrigo is half-Filipino and Teigen is half-Thai.
The singer has also contemplated doing the role himself and letting Teigen play herself. “I don’t know how this works, because we kind of have acted,” he said. “Do we play ourselves? 50 Cent played himself in ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’.”
– Riya Sohini