Here’s a First Look at Kelly Rowland as Gladys Knight in ‘American Soul’ Series Miss2Bees October 5, 2018 Film, Her Source, Hip Hop Entertainment | Hip Hop TV, Film and Video Games, TV Gladys Knight knew exactly what she was talking about when she said Kelly Rowland would be a good pick to play her. TMZ got the first images of Rowland playing the legendary singer in the forthcoming BET series, American Soul, which chronicles the life of Soul Train creator and host, Don Cornelius. Knight was one of the first people booked on the iconic show. As seen in the recording above taped a week ago in Atlanta the similarity is uncanny. Kelly’s in 2 outfits for the scene she shot with Sinqua Walls, who’s playing Don. Kelly’s on the piano with everyone’s eyes settled on her as she conveys a deep and amazing version of “Midnight Train to Georgia.” It’s no big surprise Gladys gave her seal of endorsement in 2016 when she said on Instagram, “It’s no secret that I love my @kellyrowland So many people have said that Kelly would be the perfect person to star in my biopic. What do you think, #Knights?! #stunning #kellyrowland.” Would you agree that Kelly Rowland nailed her role?