Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston play a mother-daughter team on-screen in the upcoming Sparkle movie. But it was their real-life mother/daughter style relationship that had each other gushing on the set. Deets and first official still inside...
Jordin, Whitney, Cee-Lo, Derek Luke and many others will be starring in the 2012 remake of the 1963 Sparkle movie. And now that the cast has wrapped shooting in Detroit, 22-year-old Jordin revealed how great Whitney was on the set. She told People magazine:
She was so cool and very motherly toward me. If I ever looked like I needed something, here she came saying 'Are you okay?' "
"I sang her songs into a hairbrush when I was little. Now she's acting as my mom and scolding me. It was a dream come true."
And Whitney, who battled her own drug addiction in real life and is re-visiting the issue in this movie, talked about her excitement saying:
"Part of the fun of making this movie is definitely the costumes and the hairstyles. The movie is set in 1963, and we had a great wardrobe, hair and makeup person and I loved wearing the outfits."
The movie is in theaters August 10th.
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