Kevin Costner is dropping a bombshell about that iconic movie poster for his 1992 film “The Bodyguard.”
“That wasn’t even Whitney actually,” Costner said. “She had gone home and that was her double, and her head was buried into my shoulder, which was appropriate anyway. She was frightened.”
Despite it not being the real Houston, Costner said he knew it would make a perfect poster for the film.
“I picked that picture out because my friend Ben Glass took it,” he said. “I sent it to Warner Brothers and I go, ‘There’s the poster.’ Because it was so evocative. It wasn’t special photography; it wasn’t anything.”
Costner got a bit of pushback over the photo, however, because it did not have both stars’ faces visible.
“They didn’t like it at first because you couldn’t see Whitney’s face,” he explained. “And so they sent me like five mockups where they put her head (on it) where she’s looking (out). I said ‘Guys, I think we had it the first time.’ And that ended up being the poster.”