Whitney Houston fans are getting excited as we approach the premiere of Sparkle. TD Jakes not only pastors The Potter’s House in Dallas Texas, but he is the producer of Sparkle, and assembled the all star cast including mega-star Whitney Houston. Here’s a portion of an article I read in The Christian Post about that experience:
TD Jakes Talks ‘Sparkle,’ Whitney Houston’s Last Movie
[TD] Jakes, who is the pastor of The Potter’s House megachurch in Dallas, told The Christian Post in an exclusive interview that although the movie is not an overtly Christian film, “Sparkle” is “certainly laced with faith.”
Below is the interview with Jakes.
CP: What do you remember most about Whitney Houston during the making of “Sparkle?”
Jakes: I had never met Whitney prior to “Sparkle.” I kind of expected her to be kind of like her character in “Bodyguard” – to be a bit of a diva. But she was really anything but. She was very down to earth and very approachable, very likeable, and easy to work with. She was very professional on the set – very into the role that she was playing and did a phenomenal job. I enjoyed it.
CP: Jordin Sparks said during a recent interview that she was impressed with Whitney’s “well worn out” Bible that she would bring to the set every day. What impressed you about Whitney’s faith journey?
Jakes: The very first thing that she said to me was that she was well familiar with me because her mother who is a noted gospel singer inundated her with DVDs and VHS copies of my ministry. So I was surprised by that. Also, just how in touch she was with her spiritual side and really seeking views on the spiritual side to lift herself up and to become the person that she really wanted to be.