Whitney Houston spoke highly of her co-star Jordin Sparks last week during their interview on set of ‘Sparkle.’ However, in this new clip for Access Hollywood, Whitney reveals that back in 1998 when they birthed talks of the remake they had a different person in mind. Aaliyah was set to take the role of Sparkle before her tragic plane crash in 2001.
“This was her movie,” Whitney said. “When we brought it to her she was so enthusiastic about it and she wanted to so it so badly. She was our Sparkle. Unfortunately, things didn’t go that way.”
Watch the interview below:
Very interesting. I am yet to watch the original; so, I can’t give my opinion on how I feel Aaliyah would have done in the role. I am sad though that Aaliyah missed another great opportunity. She deserved the whole world.