'Sparkle' Actors Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and Derek Luke Remember Whitney Houston
It somehow seems fitting that Sparkle -- a movie about the lives of a musical family in 1960’s Motown -- would be Whitney Houston’s final starring role.
It's been 6 months since her passing, but for her costars, Houston's legacy lives on.
“Whitney seems like she’s one of the people to be real with, not ‘Hollywood.” Mike Epps told Celebuzz. “I would talk to her about real stuff, life."
“She said, ‘Straight up, man, if anything ever happened to me, I did it it. I’ve seen everything, had everything."
So how did the Epps and his castmates react when they found out about her tragic death?
Actor Derek Luke echoed the sentiments of his costars.
"I thought it was a rumor when I heard that she passed away," he confessed.
Though the Sparkle cast is still heartbroken over the loss, they firmly believe that the legendary singer has moved onto a better place.
"I remember hearing an analogy about heaven -- it’s like being in another room -- that you spend more time in heaven than you do on earth," Luke told us.
“You can definitely believe she’s in a great place,” his castmate Epps added.