Whitney Houston, who passed away at the age of 48 at Beverly Hills, is not just missed by the music world, but also by Hollywood.
The superstar of records also had a notable movie career and had just completed her part in the remake of Sparkle. The movie was expected as a comeback for the pop music queen to Hollywood.
The Sparkle, which is now considered as her final big screen project, would be released by Sony Pictures August 17. The Sparkle, a remake of the 1976 Irene Cara-movie with the same name, is inspired from the story of Supremes and tells the tale of three sisters who become a famous girl's band. Houston plays the role of their mother, in the movie, according to a report from the Hollywood Reporter.
She had had a personal connection with the movie - she was the executive producer and headed the sound track, apart from starring in the movie. She felt that it is natural for her to be in the 1976 movie which she reportedly had watched several times.
I don't think of it as a comeback. I don't think of it as a pressure. I think of it as a gift God gave me to contribute to a cast of people who are working as hard -- if not harder -- than I, she said.
It's in my family, bloodline. I can't help it. It is something that God just said 'this is what you do.' It's not a comeback. It's innate. It's natural, said Houston, according to a hitfix.com report. The movie is in post production stage now.
Houston started her film career in 1992 with the film The Bodyguard- a romantic drama, in which she portrayed a pop star. The movie reportedly grossed $400 million globally. The success of the film launched her career as an actor. Later, she acted in Waiting to Exhale a 1995 release and The Preacher's Wife.