Jordin Sparks, who played the late Whitney Houston's daughter in upcoming film 'Sparkle', has revealed that the singer was like a mother figure to her in real life too...
Whitney Houston sadly passed away earlier this year, but the 'I Will Always Love You' singer is set to appear on our screens for one last time in upcoming film 'Sparkle'.
The film, a remake of the 1976 classic, follows a single parent (Houston) as she attempts to raise a musical prodigy (Sparks). And Jordin has now revealed to Redbrook that Whitney was as much a mother to her when the cameras stopped rolling as she was in the film itself:
"For me, she took on the mother role because my parents weren't there [during film production]... She was always asking, 'Did I feel comfortable? Did I need anything?'"
While 'Sparkle' will be Whitney Houston's last ever movie role, the film marks the beginning of Jordin's acting career. And, for the girl who saw Houston as an idol, that seems pretty overwhelming:
"I get so overwhelmed because it's my first film [and it's] so deep and heavy... I got to work with one of my idols and sing with her, and she even played my mother. I don't know if anything will ever be as good as this."
"Sometimes I ask myself, why did I deserve to have a part in a film like this?"
And, inevitably, the pressure has been piled upon Sparks to inherit and carry on Whitney's career for her Sparks continues:
"I don't want this to come off crazy, but somebody said to me, 'It's like Whitney essentially passed the torch.' And to hear that, it's just nuts."
We can't wait to see how the pair work on screen together when 'Sparkle' hits cinemas later this summer.
PHOTOS: Whitney Houston 1963 - 2012