It├óΓé¼Γäós been nearly six months since Whitney Houston’s untimely passing.
The flick was slated to be the late star├óΓé¼Γäós silver screen comeback and though it├óΓé¼Γäós set to premiere next week, it├óΓé¼Γäóll all be SO bittersweet.
“For me, she took on the mother role because my parents weren’t there [during film production]. She was always asking, ‘Did I feel comfortable? Did I need anything?’├óΓé¼┬¥
The film contains some scenes involving heavy drug use and quite possibly could have paralleled Whitney├óΓé¼Γäós past struggles, which, as Jordin stated, she wasn├óΓé¼Γäót ashamed of.
“The cool thing about Whitney was that she was not scared to talk about or confront the things she had gone through. I do think there is a different aura around the film now.├óΓé¼┬¥
As for Sparkle being Jordin├óΓé¼Γäós feature film debut and getting the opportunity to work with her idol and music icon?
“I don’t know if anything will ever be as good as this. Sometimes I ask myself, why did I deserve to have a part in a film like this? I don’t want this to come off crazy, but somebody said to me, ‘It’s like Whitney essentially passed the torch.’ And to hear that, it’s just nuts.”
And that she did, Jordin! What a special gift you now have to cherish forever.
We can├óΓé¼Γäót wait to see both Jordin and Whitney shine in their own right when Sparkle hits theaters August 17!
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