Kelly Clarkson Cried When She Found Out She Had to Be in ‘From Justin to Kelly’
In a “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me” interview with Us Weekly, the American Idol alum revealed that she had an emotional break down after learning that she was contractually obligated to star in a movie with Season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini after winning the singing competition.
“I cried for a solid hour on the phone with the creator of American Idol and pleaded to be let out of the contract that said I had to film From Justin to Kelly,” recalled Clarkson, who also listed An Affair to Remember, Out of Africa, Gladiator and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby her favorite movies of all time.
The 2003 musical, which centers around a waitress from Texas and a college student from Pennsylvania bonding over their mutual passion for music and falling in love during Spring Break in Florida, was written by Idol creator Simon Fuller’s brother, Kim.
For what it’s worth, Clarkson had a good reason to be upset: the romantic comedy ended up flopping and only made $4.9 million at the box office.