'Sparkle' Premiere: Bobbi Kristina Brown and Jordin Sparks Light Up the Red Carpet (PHOTOS)
Jordin Sparks, who plays the movie's title character, was, dare we say it, sparkling in a floor-length white gown. The singer/actress had her parents in tow to celebrate her big-screen debut.
Who else showed up to fete the film?
Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter, who play Sparkle’s sisters, posed with 22-year-old Sparks on the red carpet. The three play a Motown girl group whose success is threatened when their family begins to fall apart.
Houston, meanwhile, was certainly there in spirit. Her co-stars, in fact, recently told Celebuzz about their memories of the legendary singer, with Sparks revealing the details of her final encounter with Houston.
"She put my head in her hands and looked at me and said, ‘You’re everything that we wanted,'" the American Idol champ said. "To have your idol tell you that — that was the type of woman she was. She was so nurturing and wanted to see everybody else succeed. She just wanted to see us do well.”
Sparkle opens nationwide on Friday.