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I was relatively young when The Bodyguard came out. But I know the movie well because my mom and her friends were always watching and talking about it. It was a hit with all types of audiences, and particularly black women. So chances are you’ve seen it again and again but we bet you don’t know these behind the scenes secrets. Check them out.
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Who could forget Kevin Costner’s moving personal statement during Whitney Houston’s funeral this February? Houston’s co-star from The Bodyguard, portrayed the late R&B icon as a shy, insecure young lady, with enormous talent.
Costner said, ‘Whitney was nervous and scared that she wasn’t good enough for the role. But I told her I would be with her every step of the way.”
One of the most emotionally moving parts of the service was Costner’s final message to the Grammy Award winning songstress, “Off you go Whitney, off you go. Escorted by an army of angels to your heavenly father. When you sing before him. Don’t you worry. You will be good enough.”
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Lifetime has been airing ‘The Bodyguard’ nearly every weekend since Whitney Houston passed, but now fans will have a chance to see the 1992 love story on the big screen again.
On March 28, these select theaters will show the film for one night only, not only in honor of Whitney Houston but also the film’s 20th Anniversary. When “The Bodyguard” was released in 1992, it became one of the highest-grossing films of the year both in North America and worldwide, and it has stood out over time for it’s soundtrack featuring Whitney singing her classics, “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” and of course, “I Will Always Love You.”
Another look on the big screen will also give fans a chance to look back on the chemistry Whitney Houston’s co-star Kevin Costner talked about at her funeral, and her questioning whether she was good enough. He said, “Whitney, if you could hear me now, I would tell you you weren’t just good enough. You were great.”
Check out the list of participating theaters here. Do you plan on heading to see “The Bodyguard” again March 28?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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