Kevin Costner just made a surprising revelation about the iconic poster for The Bodyguard, his hit film with Whitney Houston.
In an interview for the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, Costner dropped a bombshell — that’s not Houston in the image.
“That wasn’t even Whitney actually,” Costner said
“[Whitney] had gone home and that was her double, and her head was buried into my shoulder, which was appropriate anyway. She was frightened,” he told EW.
The actor starred in the 1992 Warner Bros. film as former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer, who was tasked with protecting R&B singer Rachel Marron, played by Grammy-winning singer Houston.
The poster showed Farmer carrying Marron out of a nightclub after a riot at one of her shows. The picture was taken following a long day of shooting.
“I picked that picture out because my friend Ben Glass took it,” Costner explained. “I sent it to Warner Brothers and I go, ‘There’s the poster.’”
The Bodyguard arrived in theaters on Nov. 25, 1992. The film became a global hit, earning $411 million at the worldwide box office.