”Sparkle” is back on the big screen.
And in this EURweb video presentation, produced by Tene’ Croom, we’ll go behind the scenes with exclusive interviews with Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks and the other stars of the film.
Houston died not long after finishing the production. She not only starred in the film, but was also its Executive Producer.
The original “Sparkle” premiered in 1976 and cast Irene Cara, Lonette McKee and Dwan Smith in the roles as the singing sisters. This time the three sisters are played by Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter. They comprise a “girl” group in the 1960s and are the main focus of the film. The girls make it big but drug abuse and fighting between them tear the group apart.
Whitney Houston gave a gripping performance as Emma, the matriarch of the family. Not only was Houston the mother of the girls, but also a faded singer. She wore the hurt of no longer getting applause on her sleeve. At one point in the film her character uttered a line that resonated with what was happening in her personal life off camera.