August 18, 2012 09:14 AM by Lisa Princ
Friends and family of the late and great Whitney Houston gathered yesterday to celebrate the debut of the legendary singer’s final film, Sparkle, which also stars American Idol‘s own Jordin Sparks. As Sparkle hit the screens, Jordin Sparks had nothing but wonderful things to say about working with her very own idol!
Winning American Idol may have been a dream come true for Jordin Sparks, but the 22-year-old also had another one of her dreams fulfilled as she co-starred in the new film, Sparkle, with her very own idol, Whitney Houston. As the musical debuted, Jordin Sparks joined the other cast members yesterday, as well as Whitney’s family and friends to celebrate Whitney’s last film.
So, what was it like working with such a superstar as Whitney Houston? For Jordin Sparks, it was nothing short of amazing. “You hear stories of people meeting their idols and it not going so well. I got so lucky because it was everything I ever dreamed of and more,” Jordin recently explained to the media.
Sparks went on to say that she and Houston bonded almost immediately during filming, and she assured fans that they will definitely see that chemistry come through in Sparkle. “She really set the tone for the day. She was such a light. In 20 years when I’m talking about my first film I can say it was a lead role in a film with the legendary Whitney Houston,” Jordin continued to gush of Houston.
Before the premiere screening yesterday, Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat, spoke to the crowd: “I can assure you that Whitney is here celebrating right now. She would have been so humbled,” while Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, gushed about how proud she was of her mother. Also in attendance was Houston’s ex-boyfriend, Ray J, who said he was “touched” to be able to celebrate the film.
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