1992. In Bodyguard, film by Mick Jackson, Kevin Costner, aka bodyguard Frank Farmer, and Whitney Houston, aka singer and actress Rachel Marron, offer the world one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic stories. love of cinema. On the occasion of the film’s broadcast this Wednesday, October 7 at 9 p.m. on TMC, Closer invites you to discover what ties united the two American stars in real life.
And even if it means disappointing fans of the film, Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner have never known the same love story as in Bodyguard. Worse yet, they were never really close. “Whitney and I only did one movie together, we didn’t give each other any news after that,” revealed the actor, in an interview with 50 minutes Inside. However, when Whitney Houston died in 2012 of a drowning caused by cardiovascular disease and cocaine, Kevin Costner had to be present at the singer’s funeral: “When Whitney died, it was obvious that the public always associated, that I was Whitney’s eternal bodyguard. Her cousin Dionne Warwick called me. She was devastated. She had to take care of the funeral arrangements and she offered to come talk and I told him yes I will come “.
At Whitney Houston’s funeral, Kevin Costner delivers a speech and carries the coffin
During this funeral, Kevin Costner carries the coffin of his former playmate and even gives a very moving speech. “Escorted by an army of angels, towards your heavenly father, and when you sing in front of him, do not worry, you will be up to it”, he declares in particular. As a reminder, the American actor has been married since 2004 with the German Christine Baumgartner, mother of his last three children.
Mick Jackson’s Bodyguard © WARNER