Toronto native co-stars as R. Kelly in film

Canada’s two-time Gemini award-winning actor Clé Bennett plays R. Kelly in the soon-to-be-released biopic of late R&B songstress Aaliyah. The film, starring Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah, chronicles the top-selling music artist and actress from her debut as a 10-year-old on “Star Search” through to her untimely death in a 2001 plane crash.

Aaliyah_Biopic_2On set, Bennett, who has appeared in “Rookie Blue” and “Flashpoint” among a host of others, is completely transformed with baldhead and sporting trademark R. Kelly shades.

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B is set to premier November 15, 8 pm EST on Lifetime.

Words By. Rebecca Akrasi-Sarpong

Photo 1 Courtesy of. Christos Kalohoridis via. Lifetime

Photo 2 Courtesy of Sasha Stoltz Publicity