Kevin says he was so thrilled to work with his good friend on the film, but their mixed-race romance was almost too scandalous for the big screen!
Whitney Houston‘s Feb. 18 funeral brought the attention of the world to the New Hope Baptist Church in Westfield, New Jersey, wher Whitney’s close friend Kevin Costner spoke warmly about his beloved Bodyguard co-star. But one story about their time together was very shocking!
Whitney, who died at 48, was paid tribute by her close friend, 57, at the ceremony. He discussed the scandal he faced while pitching her as the perfect lead for the film.
“The red flags [from movie executives] came out immediately,” he said. “Maybe I should think this over a bit. We could also think about another singer, was a suggestion. Maybe somebody white. Nobody ever said it out loud, but it was a fair question. I told everyone that I had taken notice that Whitney was black. The only problem was, I thought she was perfect for what we were trying to do.”
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