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.
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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.
2 thoughts on “Kevin Costner Reveals That’s Not Whitney Houston in ‘The Bodyguard’ Poster”
The photo caption gets the title wrong. It’s The Bodyguard, not The Body.
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