Jordin Sparks is staying strong on and off screen! The actress and singer dished to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY how she relates to her strong and independent character in her movie ‘Left Behind’.
Jordin Sparks’ latest role in Left Behind features her as a single mother who lost her child. HollywoodLife.com spoke to the 24-year-old EXCLUSIVELY just days after her breakup, and she told us how she relates to her brave character.
‘Left Behind’: Jordin Sparks On Her Single, Brave Character
The 24-year-old spilled to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about her exciting new role in the apocalyptic thriller and how she connects with her character, Shasta.
“I had to kind of develop a backstory for my character in my head so I get on the plane with my daughter,” Jordin told HollywoodLife.com. “And there’s a scene where I start talking about my husband. And I felt where she was coming from! This was all a conspiracy because everyone on the plane is trying to figure out what happened. Somebody thinks it time travel, somebody thinks its aliens. And me, I think my husband is that one that did it. So for her, she’s sitting on the plane just, beside herself because her daughter is gone. And out of nowhere the really intense scene happens.”
Jordin’s character is one of the survivors of the Rapture and the actress reflected on Shasta’s dramatic backstory.
“So my backstory is, she walks onto the plane with no wedding ring on,” Jordin continued. “So I assumed for myself, to get into character, that they’re going through a divorce. Could she be getting on the plane because she’s trying to run from him? Did something happen? Is she trying to protect her daughter?”
Jordin Sparks: What Drew Her To ‘Left Behind’ Role
Jordin also dished on what drew her to take on such an emotional role. For Jordin, Left Behind was uncharted territory!
“In the film she narrows it down. You get kind of the details of what happened and it was interesting. It’s going to be different to play this part and that’s what drew me to it. Because it’s something I haven’t done before.”
Jordin’s poise and strength is evident on and offscreen. We love seeing Jordin discover new and exciting projects to take on. We can’t wait to see Left Behind!
HollywoodLifers, will you be going to see Jordin’s movie Left Behind? If you’ve already seen the film, tell us what you thought!
— Written by Avery Thompson, Reporting by Elizabeth Wagmeister