07:15 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 02/18/2012 02:40PM
It was one of the most memorable love stories of the '90s: A former Secret Service agent, enlisted to look after a pop star thrust into danger in the spotlight, falls for the woman he's hired to protect.
But before The Bodyguard arrived in theaters in 1992, before the on-screen romance between Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner went down in cinema history, there was a simple question: Will it work?
Costner remembered that question at the late singer's funeral Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J. There was a time, after all, that Houston doubted herself, he recalled to mourners gathered at the church and fans watching via Livestream.
"The greatest pop star in the world didn't think she was good enough," the actor, 57, said of Houston, who died last week at 48. "There were a thousand things that seemed to her to be wrong."
Originally posted 02/16/2012 11:50AM
Kevin Costner, the leading man who costarred with Whitney Houston in her greatest movie hit, The Bodyguard, is planning to speak at her funeral this weekend, a family source tells PEOPLE.
In addition, both Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the service, and Houston's record producer from the very beginning of her career, Clive Davis, will also speak, Whitney's rep confirms.
According to the family source, "Whitney's family is devastated, but they're getting through it."
In addition, says the family source, "Clive has been a complete rock for her family this entire time. He's been with her since the beginning, and he's been everything to them. They're leaning on him for emotional support. He talks to them hourly, and he's a very big part in planning her funeral. Clive has been a constant presence for them. They're thanking God for Clive."
Originally posted 02/24/2011 03:10PM
Can anyone fill Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner's shoes?
That's the question Warner Brothers is asking as it prepares to remake The Bodyguard, the runaway 1992 hit about a Secret Service agent drafted to protect a singing diva who's being hunted by a stalker.
The story will change slightly for the remake, with the agent now being an Iraq war veteran who gets the bodyguard job shortly after leaving the service. But the challenge is the same – finding two lead actors with the chemistry to make it work.
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