Kevin Costner Recalls Fond ‘Bodyguard’ Memories at Whitney Houston’s Funeral (VIDEO)

By: Gabrielle Chung / February 18, 2012

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Whitney Houston‘s funeral was held on Saturday asclose friends and family sat in the singer’s childhood church in Newark, New Jersey to say their goodbyes. One guest in attendance was no other than her The Bodyguard co-star Kevin Costner. Houston and Costner had become close during the filming of the 1992 movie, so the actor took the opportunity to recall some of his fondest on-set memories with the singer at the service.

“The song ‘I Will always Love You’ almost wasn’t It wasn’t suppose to be in the movie. It was supposed to be ‘What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?’ — but it came out the year before in another movie,” Kevin said at the beginning of his speech. “So what becomes of our broken hearts?”

“Whitney was the only one who could play Rachel Marron at that time,” he told the crowd.

Costner also recalled a fond memory of Whitney’s audition for The Bodyguard in which the make-up she had put on herself minutes earlier was melted off by the studio’s bright lights. Costner said Whitney had removed the studio’s make-up she had on and instead used her own. 

“She seemed so small and sad at that moment and I asked her why she did it. She said, ‘I just wanted to look my best,'” he recalled. “If Whitney could hear me now, I’d say you weren’t enough, you were great … People just didn’t like you, they loved you.” 

For more, check out Costner’s eulogy in the video above.

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