Bodyguard: Kevin Costner remembers Whitney Houston’s “unforgettable” performance

The romantic comedy turns 30 in 2022.

Released on December 9, 1992 at the cinema, Bodyguardof mick jacksonmade since the happiness of the programmers of the television channels, the romantic comedy carried by whitney houston and Kevin Costner being seen and reviewed by generations of fans. Throughout his interviews, the actor does not escape questions about Bodyguard, even 30 years later. Example this weekend, when he walked the red carpet of the Screen Actors Guild Awards to defend his series Yellowstone. “When certain films work at their best, there are scenes, images that you will never forget, he commented on his memories of this experience shared with the late interpreter of“I Always Love You”who died in 2012. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the day that little song came out, and it blew everything up. She interprets it in the film a cappella and all of a sudden, musically, the world is no longer the same. We had this unforgettable moment all to her and for me, it proves that this film works.”

In 2019, Costner already explained to Entertainment Weekly how special their relationship was on Bodyguard, which tells the budding love story between a death-threatened singing star and his bodyguard. An idea of Lawrence Kasdanwhich was born long before he worked on Star Wars with George Lucas: in the early 1970s, he would have liked to draw a film with Diana Ross and Steve McQueen ! According to Costner, it was his writing that allowed him to create this iconic couple with the singer: “She’s unique, funny and acidic at the same time. Her rhythm of the dialogues created sparks. It caught Whitney at the best moment of her career, or maybe it helped create this special moment for her. These are his words that created our chemistry, in a way.”

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