“Thanks to the premiere of the film ‘Sparkle,’ Whitney Houston’s millions of worldwide fans will get their chance to finally say ‘goodbye’ to the tragic diva who captured our hearts in the 1980’s, and who first dazzled us on the big screen in the 1990’s. When Houston was a young girl growing up in Newark, New Jersey, she saw the original film version of ‘Sparkle,’ with Irene Cara in the starring role and her interest was indeed sparked!
In her final film role, as the character Sparkle’s world-weary mother, finally Whitney Houston has come full circle. It is a fond and fitting farewell to a true singing legend. Her dynamic acting with Jordin Sparks is totally compelling onscreen.
It makes you wonder just what Whitney was capable of in the future. It is a fitting send off.”