Kevin Costner - Kevin Costner Didn't Think Of Whitney's Troubles

Kevin Costner prefers not to think of Whitney Houston's ''troubles''.

The 'Hatfield & McCoys' actor delivered the eulogy at his 'Bodyguard' co-star's funeral in February, and though he was aware of her personal problems, including a struggle with drug abuse, he doesn't think her difficulties overshadow her professional achievements.

He said: ''I tried to identify [her vulnerability] in my eulogy. I think about Whitney a little bit the way I think about the Kennedy family.

''I know there's trouble, but I choose to think about a lot of other stuff. The trouble is as real as the achievement, but it does not tarnish it.''

Kevin spent a lot of time writing the ''important'' eulogy for his friend - who died as a result of accidental drowning in her bath and effects of heart disease and cocaine use - and hoped he was able to give people a new side of the 'I Will Always Love You' hitmaker to think about.

He told Parade magazine: ''My wife [Christine Baumgartner] and I flew into New York on a Friday night, and the next day we went to the funeral. I was writing [my eulogy] on the plane, in the limo, in bed. It was important. When I first walked into that church, it was electric, man.

''I started with the idea that sometimes what you think life will be it won't be at all, and about what was real between Whitney and me, what we talked about - being in church when we were little, both getting in trouble, about our not wanting to be preachers.

''I wanted to impart a bit of the Whitney that I knew, and maybe people could think about her in a different way.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Kevin Costner - Whitney Houston

Advertisement

More Kevin Costner

'3 Days to Kill' Combines Themes of Luc Besson's World

French writer-director-producer Luc Besson has created an entire industry by bringing American stars to Europe and turning them into action heroes in movies that oddly...

3 Days to Kill Movie Review

French filmmaker Luc Besson continues to combine family themes with intense violence (see Taken), but at least this film has a wry sense of humour...

Kevin Costner's 'Field Of Dreams' Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Baseball Game

Kevin Costner spent Father's Day recreating iconic scenes from the 1989 film Field of Dreams in which he starred. The film is celebrating its 25th...

A Week In Movies: Spider-Man Hits London, Aniston Films In LA, Trailers Arrive For Shaun And Earth To Echo, And A Short Film Teases Martin's Trek Home

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan and director Marc Webb were all in London to walk the red carpet at the world premiere...

Advertisement

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Shields Off The Competition To Top Box Office

Captain America: The Winter Soldier fought off some pretty serious opposition to maintain its position at the top of the box office, while three newcomers...

'Draft Day' Reviews: 'Moneyball' Is Still The Underdog Sports Film To Watch

The people behind ‘Draft Day’ are probably getting a little bit tired of comparisons to 'Moneyball', the Brad Pitt-starring 2011 hit, but given that the...

Weekend Box Office: "The Lego Movie" Still Blocking "3 Days To Kill" From Making A Killing

And the weekend box office winner is… The Lego Movie, for the third week in a row. The movie collected $31.5 million in the US...

Scant Competition Will See 'The Lego Movie' Reign Supreme This Weekend

It looks as though Lego mania will stretch over one more weekend as Feb 21-23 gears up to be the dullest in box office history....

Advertisement

Comments

Kevin Costner Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Kevin Costner

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All