[INTERVIEW] Jordin Sparks Talks Sparkle, New Music, and Remembering Whitney Houston

[INTERVIEW] Jordin Sparks Talks Sparkle, New Music, and Remembering Whitney Houston

The American Idol winner on the Disney Dreamer's Academy and realizing her own dreams after the movie she did with one of music's biggest legends

Kelley L. Carter

by Kelley L. Carter, March 13, 2012

[INTERVIEW] Jordin Sparks Talks Sparkle, New Music, and Remembering Whitney Houston

amazing thing to be able to experience. But now, I definitely want to be able to promote this movie as best as I can, because it was her baby. She wanted this movie so bad and she looked so incredible in it and I just want to be able to promote it as well as I can and represent it the way she would want me to.

EBONY.com: And you weren’t too shabby, either. I saw you shoot a couple of scenes and your co-stars were very complimentary about the work you turned in. I know the film is still being cut right now, but have you heard any feedback on it from producers?

Sparks: I don’t even know. I haven’t even seen it yet. I want to see a cut. I’m, like, waiting for this edit to come around so I can see. Debra Martin-Chase got to see it, (and) she came up to me and she was like, ‘you have no idea what’s coming …’ And I was like, ‘OK! I don’t know how I feel about you saying that, but hey, I don’t know what’s coming next.’ I’m not prepared for it, but I’m ready to take it on, so we’ll see how it goes.

EBONY.com: Well what can you say is coming next. Are you thinking about new music? Or more focused on making more films?

Sparks: I’m trying to do new music, for sure, but it’s definitely one of those things where now with all of the promotion for the movie coming up, my mind is in all different places. But I’ve recorded a couple of songs. Hopefully I can get some good stuff out, but this soundtrack and the movie is really what I’m trying to focus on. And hopefully this movie will open up other doors for me to do some more acting or maybe another Broadway role will come up, but we’ll see. I’m just kind of like bracing myself.

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