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Singer, songwriter, and actress Jordin Sparks on the late Whitney Houston and their film ‘Sparkle'

From starring in “Sparkle” to designing her third fragrance “Ambition,” singer, songwriter, and actress Jordin Sparks has had a big year. Sparks joins Starting Point this morning to discuss her experience starring alongside the late Whitney Houston in “Sparkle” and her next plans for her career.

“It's one of those things that it's so amazing that I got to do it and at the same time seeing Whitney - every single time I see her. She was so incredible,” the singer says of the late Houston.

While filming the final scene of “Sparkle,” Sparks was particularly moved by the late Houston.

“We were filming the scene when I was in the pretty red dress. After we were finished, she had come to watch everything. She just wanted to be there to support us and to support, you know, it kind of coming to a close,” Sparks explains. “She was sitting there and she says come here. Come to the side of the stage. I come over and she takes my face in her hands and goes, 'you're everything that we wanted for this part. You're perfect.'”

Sparks adds that she hopes to do “all sorts of things” in her career, including films that may not include singing parts.

“Since ‘Sparkle’ I've gotten a couple of other scripts and it's been a very vast array of roles. There was a comedy, a drama and then there was like this amazing action script as well. There have been a couple of different things,” the former American Idol star says.


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